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Patrick Bede ROCKS

Regimental number2271
Date of birth22 March 1895
Place of birthGunning, New South Wales
SchoolGunning Public School and Kellyville Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressPublic School, Kellyville near Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, P Rocks, Public School, Kellyville near Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 July 1915
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 24 December 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2272 Pte Leslie ROCKS, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
Date of death7 January 1950 as a result of war related injuries
Age at death54
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Catholic Portion, Plot 78), Sydney, New South Wales

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