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Caleb John STOCK

Regimental number7311
Place of birthFryerstown, Castlemaine, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationConfectioner
AddressEast Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinSister, Mrs A R Allen, 2 Canning Stret, East Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date21 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant Cook
Unit name2nd Casualty Clearing Station
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Casualty Clearing Station
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Discharge date30 August 1919
Other details

War service: enlisted, 21 April 1915; promoted Sergeant and posted to Clearing Hospital, Army Medical Corps, 18 June-7 October 1915. Embarked at Melbourne, 23 November; arrived Egypt and proceeded to Tel-el-Kebir, 24 December 1915. Discharged to duty from 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 18 February 1916. Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force: embarked from Alexandria, 20 April; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 April 1916.

On duty, in the field in France. On leave, 22 August-3 September 1917. Granted 3 weeks' special leave in the United Kingdom for having acted as a voluntary donor in a direct transfusion of blood, 1-22 September 1918. On furlough in the United Kingdom, 17 December 1918-4 January 1919. Marched out from the field to begin return to Australia, 6 March 1919; sustained accidental injury to head, 28 March; leaves England, 8 May 1919 on board 'Irishman'; discharged Melbourne, 30 August 1919.

Date of death24 March 1948
Age at death65
Place of burialCremated: Springvale Crematorium, Victoria

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