King Irving is named after one of the founder’s grandfather. Henry King Irving (known to his friends as Harry) trained as an engineer and chemist in Australia before enlisting as a volunteer in World War 1 on 14 November, 1914.
Harry was assigned the 5th Light Horse Regiment based in Queensland. The regiment left Sydney on 21 December 1914. He was an ANZAC, fighting at Gallipolli, and later on the Somme (including Villers-Bretonneux and Ypres). He returned to Australia on 6 November, 1918.
After the war he built a successful career in business as the Head of the sugar industry in Fiji for CSR. For services to the sugar industry he was appointed an OBE in 1949. He also served as a member of the Executive Council of Fiji.
Despite being gassed during the war, he lived into his eighties.
During 2015, Kate Mulligan attended the dawn service at Gallipoli to pay homage to Harry (and all those who served) as part of the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing.
King Irving is proud to support MS Research Australia.
MS Research Australia’s Mission is to accelerate Australian MS research toward the prevention, better treatments and a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
They work in partnership with relevant medical research institutes and scientists around Australia, encouraging collaborations and focus on the strengths in this research.
MS Research Australia is ultimately working towards “Freedom from MS”.