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Joseph HORROCKS

Regimental number555
Place of birthNarracan, Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolCollie State School
ReligionProtestant
OccupationEngineer
AddressCollie Burn via Collie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMrs. Margaret Horrocks, Collie Burn via Collie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Western Australian Infantry Regiment
Enlistment date3 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"One of the first volunteers that left the Collie District and the first on the Roll of Honour of killed at Collie". Details from Mrs Margaret Horrocks, (mother), Collie Burn, Western Australia.
FateDied of wounds 20 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death20 May 1915
Age at death22
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 34), 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
62
Family/military connectionsBrother: 298 Pte Edwin James HORROCKS, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 18 September 1915. Son of Pte James Horrocks No. 6464, 4th Field Engineers, who died since he was discharged.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Died of wounds (left leg amputated above the knee), Hospital Ship 'Soudan', 20 May 1915; buried at sea.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialWounded at Dardenelles, died on board hospital ship "Sudan" and buried at Sea.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HORROCKS Joseph

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