The seventh of eleven children (fourth son) of Thomas AH KING and my great great grand aunt Euphemia MASON.
He married Caroline PENNY in 1911. They had no children
Private Edward James KING, of Warracknabeal, Vic enlisted in the 22nd Battalion on 1 March 1915 and was killed in action on 5 August 1916 at Pozieres in France.
Edward's father on his war graves information is given as John Henry KING but John (Jack) was his older brother. Perhaps Edward's wife Caroline got the names confused as she was next of kin and most likely gave the details.
Edward's eldest sister Margaret had married William CLOVER in 1894. Margaret had died in 1914 and her youngest son Leslie Vernon CLOVER (born 1911) was recorded in Edward's service record as applying for his war pension. This was declined as Leslie was not "a dependent as defined by the act" I'm not sure why Leslie, or more likely his father William acting for him, applied for the pension when Edward had a wife.
Studio portrait of 1155 Private (Pte) Edward James KING, 22nd Battalion, of Warracknabeal, Vic. Pte KING enlisted on 1 March 1915 and was killed in action on 5 August 1916 at Pozieres in France. His brother, 727 Trooper David Alexander King, 3rd Australian Battalion Imperial Camel Corps, died of wounds on 29 April 1917 in Egypt. Australian War Memorial DA08427