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George Sampson COCKERILL

Regimental number2535
Date of birth15 September 1896
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolSt Patrick's College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address6 Merri Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 11.5"
Weight173 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Cockerill, Studley Park Road, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Public School Volunteer Cadets; 4 years in Senior Cadets; 9 months in 55th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Discharge date1 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 February 1948
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, COCKERILL George Sampson

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