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Phillip Arthur HOCKENHULL

Regimental number1862
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionWesleyan
OccupationTraveller
Address16 Montrose avenue, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabelle Hockenhull, 174 South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of three teams returning from delivering ammunition to the guns, he came under a heavy hostile barrage. Although he and his horse were thrown by an explosion into a shell hole, he recovered, and led the teams through to safety. He then returned to search for two of his drivers, who were missing, found one of them, and assisted by a soldier, carried him back to the dressing station in spite of the fact that he himself was very severely shaken from the effects of the gas. He then rejoined his teams and took them back to the wggon lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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