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Archibald ALCOCK

Regimental number6273
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrocer
AddressWaverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, J J Alcock, 98 Ebley Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Cadets, Area 22; previously rejected for enlistment on grounds of being medically unfit.
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollMachine Gun Details
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5026 Pte Thomas Henry ALCOCK, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919; 3229 Pte Sydney Stanmore ALCOCK, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 July 1917; 4652 Pte Herbert Robert ALCOCK, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 January 1917, and marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rolleston.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; joined 18th Bn, in the field, 1 August 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 September 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred same day to 58th General Hospital, St Omer; to 59th General Hospital, St Omer, 17 September 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 23 September 1917; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 27 September 1917; to Rest Camp, 12 October 1917; to Base Depot, Havre, 16 October 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 24 October 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 December 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 28, 15 December 1917, and admitted same day to 13th US Army General Hospital, Boulogne; transferred to England, 20 December 1917, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 21 December 1917 (trench fever); transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 February 1918; discharged on furlough, 21 February 1918, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 February 1918.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 27 April 1918.

Transferred to Machine Gun Details, Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 29 April 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 11 June 1918 (eczema, non-venereal); marched in to Convalescent Training Depot from hospital, 1 July 1918; marched in to Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 24 September 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 28 October 1918; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 30 October 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 3 days.

Found guilty, 3 February 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359, 31 January, to 2000, 2 February 1919: forfeited 4 days' pay; total forfeiture: 6 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 April 1919; discharged, Sydney, 18 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALCOCK Archibald

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