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John Stanley NOKE

Regimental number2185
Place of birthTrowbridge, Wiltshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address14 Glebe Road, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Noke, 38 Park Street, Trowbridge, Wilts, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date9 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1915; disembarked Egypt, 31 October 1915. Taken on strength, 17th Bn, 10 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 18 August 1916 (needle in leg: accidental: soldier did not claim that he was on duty at the time); transferred to England, 3 September 1916, and admitted to 1st King George Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 4 September 1916 (synovitis, knee: slight). Discharged on furlough, 31 October 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 15 November 1916, not later than 3.30 pm.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916. Found guilty, 26 December 1916, of being out of bounds: awarded 14 days confined to camp. Rejoined Bn, 23 January 1917.

Missing in action, 15 April 1917. Subsequently determined to have been captured at Lagnicourt, and to be a prisoner of war, interned at Wahn, Germany.

Repatriated from Germany; arrived in England, 30 December 1918.

Granted furlough to 3 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 14 May 1919; discharged, Sydney, 9 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 April 1959

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