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Stewart Ray Luxmore HOCKIN

Regimental number622
Place of birthDartington, Durham, England
Other NamesStuart Roy
SchoolLancing College near Shroham, Sussex, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Luxmore Hockin, 7 Elmstead Road, Boxhill, Sussex, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Officer's Training Corps, Lancing College, Sussex, England
Enlistment date23 October 1914
Place of enlistmentGuildford, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'His father was a lawyer holding an appointment in England. One brother older and one younger joined up at the beginning of the war and served on the Western Front till the end. In London Regiments, both were returned home. He died of dysentery on H.M. Hospital Ship 'Somah' off Gata Tepe, Gallipoli' (Details from Mother)
FateDied of disease 25 July 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel No 10), 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.

Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Luxmoore and Catherine Mary HOCKIN, 17 Devonshire Road, Bexhill, Sussex, England. Native of Darlington, Co Durham, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 17 February 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 May 1915.

Diagnosed with diarrhoea, Gallipoli, 23 July 1915; died of disease (dysentery), Hospital Ship 'Somali', 25 July 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOCKIN Stewart Ray Luxmore

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