William COCKS

Regimental number840
ReligionChurch of England
Address12 Palmerston Place, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMrs W Cocks, 12 Palmerston Place, Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 30 August 1916

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

'Location, MOUQUET FARM. While our advanced strong point at 77 was isolated and without communication trench, he kept in continual touch with Company Headquarters. With consistent heroism, he time and again took Bombs, water and material to this post under very heavy fire, and thus only was this Post enabled to resist enemy counter attacks. Night 27th/28th August, 1916.'

Date of death27 May 1952
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery