#story of the interesting Farewell of Commanding Officer Lt. Col. D M King - 1 Btn Liverpool Reg.
On the 17th March 1919 the Commanding Officer Lt. Col. D M King was given a splendid send off by his men. 6 old Kingsmen shouldered the CO when he emerged from the Mess. Band played 'See the Conquering Hero Comes' everyone crowded round the carriers.
He was carried into a decorated trap, the Regimental Flag had been attached, trap pulled to Opladen, whole Battalion followed behind. Mess. Band played 'See the Conquering Hero Comes' everyone crowded round the carriers. Many cheers went up, Lt. Col. King lifted out of the trap, carried shoulder high to his car waiting to take him to Cologne.
CO was much touched could not say many words, said how pleased he was to have been with us again for 10½ months gave thanks to all ranks for support given.
CO said goodbye and given a hasty handshake to those who could get near, band played 'Auld Lang Syne'. He said he was very sorry to leave the Battalion but when he saw us again at Aldershot he hoped to hear from 900 throuts that old call 'Come on the King's'.