King, Eliot Millar

Production date
1915-1920
Description
Captain Eliot Millar King was born in New Plymouth, the son of Newton King. He was a pilot in the Royal Naval Air Service, serving in the Mediterranean (Egypt and Syria) from 1914-1918. His actions during the war earned him the Distiguished Flying Cross, Croix de Guerre, 1914-1915 Star and Victory Medal. In peacetime a member of the firm Newton King Ltd, Eliot died in 1958.
The collection includes documents relating to his flying career and war service as well as albums of photographs taken by King in the Mediterranean. Some have been copied and are on photo file cards.
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Object detail

Production date
1915-1920
Classification
Item list

  Box 1

1. Aviators certificate. 5 Apr. 1892

2. Cox & Co. Account book with envelope. 1918

3. Notebook. 1915

4. Officer's Record of Service.

5. Pilots flying log book. 1915

6. Testimonial. Oct.1915

7. Testimonial. Dec.1915

8. Testimonial. Aug. 1916

9. Testimonial. May 1919

10. Commission. Probationary Flight Sub-Lieutenant. 13 Sep.1915

11. Commission. Flight Sub-Lieutenant. 18 Sep. 1915

12. Letter from Royal Aero Club to Eliot King. 8 Dec.1915

13. Commission. Temporary Flight Lieutenant. 1 Oct.1917

14. Letter of passage for E. King from the Officer Commanding, Port Said Squadron, N.A.F. 20 June 1918

15. Notification of leave. 8 July 1918

16. Embarkation. S.S. Port Darwin. 10 July 1918

17. Receipt for passage on T.S.S. Port Darwin. 11 July 1918

18. Passage Order. Union Steamship. August 1918

19. Authorization to leave New Zealand. 1 Oct.1918

20. Commission. Temporary Captain. 1 Dec.1918

21. Mail notification. Egypt

22. Notice. Port Said International Sporting Club. Apr.1919

23. Repatriation order. 10 July 1919

24. Demobilisation Order. 29 Aug.1919

25. Order for transportation to New Zealand August 1919

26. Claim for additional pay while on board the ship H.M. Koursk. Sept.1919

27. Letter. King to Paymaster re pay on Koursk. Sept. 1919

28. Letter. Paymaster to E. King. Sept.1919

29. Letter. King to Paymaster re pay on Koursk. May 1920

30. Letter Paymaster to King. May 1920

31. Letter. Air Ministry to King. July 1920

32. Letter. Air Ministry to King. Aug.1920

33. Telegram. Re investiture of medals. Mar.1920

34-37. Receipt from British Admiralty for the Naval Prize Fund.

38. Correspondence re Naval Prize money. 1920-1924

39. Correspondence re bonus issued in Egypt. Sep.1920

40. Correspondence re Naval Prize money. Sep.1920

41. Correspondence re bonus issued in Egypt. Oct.1920

42. Correspondence re British War and Victory Medals. Oct.1920

43. Cheque book for use by E. M. King in Egypt. Issued by CoXc & Co., London 1919

44. French Naval Orders. Nov.1917. Includes names of E. M. King.

45. Air packet no. 15. Flying maps, plans and photographs of Palestine, issued by the Admiralty War Staff. 1916

46. Air packet no. 18. Flying maps, plans and photographs of Suez and Sinai Peninsula, issued by the Admiralty War Staff. 1916

47. Certificate. Flying Officer RNZAF 1942

48. Photograph Album. Port Said

49. Photograph Album. Dundee - Port Said including air views and bombing of enemy positions etc.

Photocopies of photographs and Pilot's Flying Log Book.

Inventory from Artefact Collection of medals and epaulette from E. M. King.

Miscellanea. Calling card for Mr Eliot King, Brooklands, New Plymouth. Calling card Capt. E. M. King D.F.C. ; Label adressed to Cox & Co. ; 3 envelopes ; Unidentified portrait of woman.

  Digital files

PDF copies of albums:

48. Photograph Album. Port Said

49. Photograph Album. Dundee - Port Said including air views and bombing of enemy positions etc.

  Digital files

Captions for albums (items 48 and 49), supplied by Ian Burns.

Accession number
ARC2002-128
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