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William Charles SHILCOCK

Regimental number6094
Place of birthSouthampton, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address165 Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, A L Shilcock, 165 Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServedfor 4 years in the 5th Hsmpshire Regiment, Territorial Force, Southampton, England.
Enlistment date1 December 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll769
Rank from Nominal RollAir Mechanic (Second Class)
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of broncho-pneumonia, 44th Casualty Clearing Station, Cologne, Germany. (details from wife)
FateDied of disease 18 January 1919
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialCologne Southern Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No 21), Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
188
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Wife: Annie Louise Shilcock, 14 Milner Road, West Hilton, South Australia. Native of Southampton, England.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 14628 Driver Howard SHILCOCK, Australian Army Service Corps Motor Transport, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919; 16316 Pte Fred Thomas SHILCOCK, 4th Australian Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 28 August 1919; 2981 Corporal Percy George SHILCOCK DCM, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 10 June 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

SourcesNAA: B2455, SHILCOCK William Charles

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