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Regimental number215
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
OccupationMotor mechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Francis Cocking, Cue PO, Cue, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth.
Enlistment date4 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, B Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Discharge date12 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 980 Pte Daniel COCKING, 11th Bn, killed in action, 30 May 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Essex', 15 Junre 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 12 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COCKING James Guy

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