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Stanley Percival HOCKING

Regimental number2682
Date of birth9 July 1894
Place of birthWentworth, New South Wales
SchoolGawler Primary School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressLower North Road, Chicago, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Hocking, Lower North Road, Chicago, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for two years in the 79th Bn, Senior Cadets (Compulsory Military Training scheme); transferred to 79th Bn (1.5 years); at time of AIF enlistment was residing in an Exempt Area.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Provost Corps
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Discharge date23 November 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Adelaide, 27 October 1915; transferred at Serapeum, Egypt, from Reinforcements, 27th Bn, to 10th Bn. Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force: embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916. On the voyage found guilty of insubordination to an NCO: sentenced to 24 hours' detention, 31 March 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 13 May 1916. Wounded in the head, 23 July 1916; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 24 Jly, 1916; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 3 August 1916; transferred to 2nd Australian Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 31 October 1916.

Proceeded to France on board SS 'Princess Clementine', 24 January 1917; rejoined unit, 7 February 1917. Attached to Headquarters for Military Police duty, 9 February-13 April 1917. Sick to hospital, 14-21 March 1917. Transferred from 10th Bn to 1st Civil Traffic Control Detachment, 25 September 1917.On leave in England, 30 January-16 February 1918. Admitted to hospital (scabies), 17 June 1918; rejoined unit, 23 June 1918. On leave from France, 7-21 January 1919. Taken on strength, Provost Corps, 1 February 1919. Embarked from Liverpool for Australia, 9 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 June 1993
Age at death99
Place of burialCremated: Centennial Park, Adelaide, South Australia; ashes scattered at Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory.

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