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Name: Elwyn Roy "Bo" King
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Elwyn King
Country: Australia
Rank: Captain
Service: Australian Flying Corps
Unit: 4 (AFC)
Victories: 26
Born: 13 May 1894
Place of Birth: Bathurst, New South Wales
Died: 28 November 1941
Place of Death: Point Cook, Victoria
Memorial: Victoria Cremation Memorial, Victoria
 
 
A motor mechanic and the son of Elizabeth King of Forbes, New South Wales, Elwyn Roy King enlisted in the 12th Australian Light Horse on 17 July 1915. He transferred to the Australian Flying Corps and served with 4 Squadron where he scored 19 victories flying the Sopwith Camel. After his squadron converted to Snipes, King scored 7 more victories, becoming the highest scoring ace to fly the Sopwith Snipe during the Great War.

Listed as Roy King in the London Gazette.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) Roy King (Australian F.C.). (FRANCE)
   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.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 20 May 1918 0755 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D6506) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Kemmel-Neuve Eglise
2 19 Jun 1918 1455 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D1895) Balloon (DES) E of Estaires
3 26 Jun 1918 1805 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D1895) Pfalz D.III (DES) Near Armentières
4 28 Jun 1918 1840 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D1895) LVG C (DES) Wytschaete
5 25 Jul 1918 0415 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E1416) LVG C (DES) N of Armentières
6 30 Jul 1918 2005 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E1416) Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Armentières
7 03 Aug 1918 0530 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E1416) Hannover C (DES) NE of Merville
8 04 Aug 1918 2015 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E1416) AGO C (DES) 1 S of Laventie
9 10 Aug 1918 0745 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D1895) Balloon (DES) E of Estaires
10 10 Aug 1918 0815 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D1895) LVG C (DES) Estaires-Laventie
11 13 Aug 1918 1700 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel C (DES) 2 Cartigny
12 16 Aug 1918 1315 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel Fokker D.VII (DES) 3 Wavrin
13 30 Aug 1918 0615 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D1895) DFW C (DES) Marquillies
14 01 Sep 1918 0745 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D1895) Balloon (DES) Le Grand Riez
15 04 Sep 1918 0710 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (D1895) LVG C (DES) Erquinghem le Sec
16 06 Sep 1918 0630 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E1416) DFW C (OOC) E of Wavrin
17 16 Sep 1918 0625 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E7202) Fokker D.VII (DES) Le Quesnoy
18 24 Sep 1918 1720 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E7202) Albatros C (DES) E of Ploegsteert
19 02 Oct 1918 0635 4 (AFC) Sopwith Camel (E7202) Balloon (DES) SE of Don
20 28 Oct 1918 1455 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8050) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Ath
21 29 Oct 1918 1545 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8050) LVG C (DES) La Tombe
22 30 Oct 1918 1455 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8050) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Leuze
23 30 Oct 1918 1456 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8050) Fokker D.VII (DES) Leuze
24 30 Oct 1918 1456 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8050) Fokker D.VII (DES) Leuze
25 04 Nov 1918 1315 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8050) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Buissenal
26 04 Nov 1918 1320 4 (AFC) Sopwith Snipe (E8050) Fokker D.VII (DESF) E of Buissenal

1 Shared with Lt Herbert Watson
2 Shared with Lt D C Carter, Lt Norman Trescowthick, Lt R G Smallwood
3 Shared with Capt Arthur Cobby, Lt D C Carter, Lt T R Edols, Lt M H Eddie, Lt Norman Trescowthick
 
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