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Cecil Edward HITCHCOCK

Regimental number3359
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
SchoolState Public School, Fremantle, Western Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationHardware
AddressElizabeth Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J K Hitchcock, Elizabeth Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He and three others volunteered for a certain special and dangerous duty in the ...... of which he and Private Ross .....were killed by a shell." Details from a letter sent by Father. Some of the writing was illegible.
FateKilled in Action 28 May 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death23.6
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 45), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Sarah HITCHCOCK, Elizabeth Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte Herbert Hitchcock No. 2421, 51st Battalion was killed in action at Willers-Bretonneux, France on 24th April, 1918. Five of his first Cousins were killed in the war. One Lieut J.B. Murchison, 16th Battalion, returned with the MCand DSO decorations.

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