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Sydney Herbert STOCKER

Regimental number87
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
Address404 Latrobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Stocker, 36 Bowes Road, Palmers Green, London North, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital, Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateDischarged 11 March 1919
Discharge date11 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked with 1st Australian General Hospital, Reinforcements (no embarkation details recorded on Embarkation Roll).

Found guilty, Heliopolis, 13 March 1916, of disobeying an order from an NCO: awarded 72 hours’ Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force (date not recorded); disembarked Marseilles, France, 6 April 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 8 September 1916, of being absent without leave from Tattoo, 7-8 September 1916: awarded reverted to the ranks, 8 September 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 15 September 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 22 September 1916.

On leave to England, 19 October 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 28 October 1916.

Found guilty, 3 November 1916, of insolence to an NCO: awarded 72 hours’ Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to hospital, 31 December 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 7 January 1917.

Transferred to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 April 1917.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 23 October 1917 (trench fever); transferred to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 6 November 1917; to England, 20 November 1917, and admitted to Exeter War Hospital, 20 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 12 January 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 26 January 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 April 1918.

Granted extension of leave from 10 February 1918 till 17 February 1919.

Discharged in London on being demobilised, 11 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Attestation Form as Sydney Herbert; incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as Sydney Hubert.

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