Group Captain Elwyn Roy KING DSO DFC MM

Service No: 204
Born: Bathurst NSW, 13 May 1894
Enlisted in the RAAF: December 1939
Unit: Headquarters RAAF Station Point Cook VIC
Died: Illness, Point Cook, 8 November 1941, Aged 47 Years
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), 3 December 1918
Awarded the Military Medal (MM), 3 July 1919
Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), 1919
Cremated: Fawkner Crematorium, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard and Elizabeth Mary King, of Forbes, New South Wales; husband of Josephine Vida King, of Brighton
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 3, Victorian Cremation Memorial
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

DFC Citation (for service with No. 4 Squadron AFC): During operations in the early part of September this officer rendered gallant and valuable service in bombing and attacking with machine-gun fire enemy billets, trains, troops, etc. In carrying out these operations he ensures success by descending to low altitudes, disregarding personal danger incurred by so doing. (London Gazette 3 December 1918)

Group Captain King is an Australian Air Ace credited with 26 victories on the Western Front during World war One.

On 8 November 1941, Group Captain King (Administrative and Special Duties) died suddenly of an illness at Point Cook.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/41/59


Garrisson, A.D.J. (Arthur Dean John) (O350) Australian Fighter Aces 1914-1953, Air Power Studies Centre Fairbairn ACT 2600, 1999 – Biography: Pages 59-64

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