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Francis Almund Wearne HOCKING

Regimental number2609
Place of birthLeichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolAshfield Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressElverton, Boulevard, Lewisham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Lewis Francis J Hocking, Elverton, Boulevard, Lewisham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNSW Cadets and St George Rifles Volunteer
Enlistment date30 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 4 February 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Francis Almund
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Family/military connectionsBrother: Harold J Hocking, MM (alive) 45th Battalion. Cousin: Major E Wearne, DSO - 6th Light Horse (alive)

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