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William Edgar COCKMAN

Regimental number2616
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address13 Mile Road, Wanneroo, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Sam James Cockman, 13 Mile Road, Wanneroo, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 16 August 1915; taken on strength 51st Bn 3 March 1916; shellshocked Poaieres 15 August 1916.
FateKilled in Action 3 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death24
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 7), Ovillers-La-Boissselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Wanneroo, Western Australia

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