A Superb D.C.M for Arras, Boer war, WW1, 1897 Jubilee, MSM, and Long Service Group
D.C.M.49504 B.S. Mjr A.H. King 71 By 36/Bde R.F.A; Queens South Africa, clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, 73462 Serjt A. H. KingR.F.A.; British war and Victory medals, 49504 W.O. C.L. 2 A. H. King. R.A.; Defence medal un-named as issued; 1897 Jubilee (silver) engraved 73462 SGT A.H King R.F.A. ; M.S.M Geo VI, 49504 W.O. C.L. 2 A. H. King , D.C.M. R.A.,; L.S.G.C. Edw VII, 73462B.S. Mjr A.H. King.R.F.A. Court mounted for display.
Alfred Henry King was born in 1868 in Pimlico, and enlisted in the Royal Artillery on the 15th May 1889.
He was a Shoeing Smith apprentice of J.S. King London and had served in the Middlesex Rifle Volunteers.
He was discharged upon completing his second engagement on the 12th May 1910 with his conduct stated as being Exemplary, and awarded the LSGC with gratuity in 1910
With extensive detail of his service from 1889 to 1919.
His DCM is gazetted in the London Gazette on the 3rd September 1918, and his citation is:
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. A very heavy bombardment was directed on a neighbouring battery and a dug-out about 400 yards off was blown in. The W.O. hearing the cries of two wounded men who were in it, left his dug-out and with two men succeeded in extricating them under heavy fire and got them to a dressing station. He and the two gunners displayed splendid initiative”
Noted against the citation as being on the 15th May 1918 Near Arras.
He was awarded the M.S.M. per Army Order 118 of 1946
M.I.C confirms entitlement to the pair only.