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Nicholas KOCAJ

Regimental number2832
Place of birthTomaszow, Poland, Russia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCook
AddressCoff's Harbour, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.8
Height5' 4"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFriend, William Mann, Pier Hotel, Coff's Harbor, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (Reservist in the Imperial Russian Army)
Enlistment date15 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 April 1920
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date28 January 1921
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Hororata', 16 April 1920; discharged (medically unfit: chronic cystitis), 28 January 1921.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 June 1925
Age at death32
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery (Sec. R.C. 9, 1623), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KOCAJ Nicholas

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