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Edwin Percy HOCKEY

Regimental number898
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolSouthend Technical School, Southend on Sea, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressNoradjuha, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinAlbert Edwin Hockey, 'Mentmore,' Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, England
Previous military serviceServed as Sergeant in Cadet Corps attached to Southend Technical School
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSome little time spent on Alec. Steel's Farm at Prittlewell, Essex, England.
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 30), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Elizabeth HOCKEY, 'Mentmore', Victoria Avenue, Southend, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Promoted lance corporal, 23 March 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 16 October 1915, pronounced fate as 'killed or prisoner of war'.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 5 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, on or about 25 April 1915'; confirmed by Lieutenant-General W R Birdwood, 23 September 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOCKEY Edwin Percy

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