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Harold Reginald COCKS

Regimental number3281
Place of birthToowong, Queensland
SchoolToowong State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShop assistant
AddressToowong, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Cocks, Sherwood Road, Toowong, Queensland
Previous military serviceInstl Staff; Served in Enoggera Training Corps as Staff Sgt Major.
Enlistment date1 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name42nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded Hamel, died CCS Crouy.
FateDied of wounds 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death23.5
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 19), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Mary Ann COCKS, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsUncles: Lt Alfred Edwin Winterford 25th Bn killed in action Morlancourt, 10 June 1918; Sgt Claude Augustus Cocks 3rd Machine Gun Bn mentioned in despatches at Passchendaele.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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