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Emanuel Victor HOCKEY

Regimental number778
Place of birthDunolly, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
Addressc/o Miss Hutchinson, Crystal Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Hughes, Lo5 Lucan Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


By coolness and presence of mind saved gun and crew and rendered valuable services subsequently. (Bullecourt on 6 May 1917).
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied after discharge of Tuberculosis
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Age at death28
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination near Lihons, 10 to 12 August, 1918. This N.C.O. was in charge of two Stokes mortars, which he handled with great ability. Pushing his guns forward with the advancing waves, he brought them into action in an exposed position swept by machine gun fire, and did excellent work, covering the advance of the infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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