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Reginald Talbot ALCOCK

Regimental number1521
Place of birthDiary Plains, near Deloraine, Tasmania
OccupationFarmer
AddressDeloraine, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, John R. Alcock, 'Westhorpe,' Deloraine, Tasmania
Previous military serviceCadets (1 year); 2nd Lieutenant, 26th LIght Horse (3 years);
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 28 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Reginald and Emily Maria Talbot ALCOCK
Discharge date19 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Proceeded to join the Western Frontier Force, 29 December 1915.

Evacuated to hospital from 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 18 June 1916; admitted to No 1 Light Horse Field Ambulance, Kantara, 24 June 1916 (pyrexia on unknown origin); rejoined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Romani, 24 June 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 24 February 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 27 April 1917; admitted to No 54 Casualty Clearing Station, 7 May 1917; transferred to No 26 Casualty Clearing Station, 8 May 1917; to No 24 Stationary Hospital, 8 May 1917; to Military Hospital, Cairo, 10 May 1917; discharged, 14 May 1917, and taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, the same day.

Admitted to Isolation Camp, Moascar, 1 June 1917; discharged to Details Camp, Moascar, 2 June 1917.

Marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 13 June 1917.

Admitted to No 26 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 17 June 1917 (ingrown toenail); discharged, 30 June 1917, and marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, the same day.

Promoted Acting Sergeant without pay, Moascar, 16 November 1917.

Reverts to the rank of Lance Corporal, Moascar, 14 February 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 27 February 1918; rejoined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Richon, 28 February 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Light Horse Field Ambulance, 25 April 1918 (gastritis); transferred to No 66 Casualty Clearing Station, 25 April 1918 (inflammation of stomach); to No 76 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 April 1918; to No 47 Stationary Hospital, 27 April 1918; to No 44 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 1 May 1918; to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 2 May 1918; discharged, 11 May 1918, and marched into Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Port Said, the same day.

Marched into 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 22 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 8 September 1918; rejoined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 10 September 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 21 October 1918; admitted to No 36 Stationary Hospital, 22 October 1918 (malaria); transferred to No 24 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 23 October 1918; to No 31 General Hospital, Abbassia, 29 October 1918; discharged to furlough, 18 November 1918; marched into 1st Bde Details, Moascar, 2 December 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 6 December 1918; rejoined 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 7 December 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 7 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orari', 13 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 June 1919; discharged Hobart (termination of period of enlistment), 19 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death due to war service.
Date of death21 March 1936
Age at death41
Place of burialDeloraine Cemetery, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALCOCK Reginald Talbot

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