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Ernest STOCKS

Regimental number533
Place of birthBretton West, North Wakefield, Yorks, England
SchoolBretton National School and later Sureet St Council School, Leeds, Yorks, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
Address53 Sweet Street, Holbeck, Leeds, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann stocks, 53 Sweet Street, Holbeck, Leeds, England
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed with the White Star Liner Baltic 12 months between England and America. Worked passage later to Australia at the age of 16 years.
FateKilled in Action 14 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 41), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Elizabeth Ann ADAMSON (formerly STOCKS), 10 Jameson Street, Meanwood Road, Leeds, England, and the late Frederick William STOCKS. Native of Bretton, Wakefield, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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