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Henry STOKOR

Regimental number1242
Place of birthDurham, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationWater bailer
AddressJohn Street, Dudley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.3
Height5' 2.5"
Weight110 lbs
Next of kinFather, John James Stokor, John Street, Dudley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Discharge date19 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916.

Found guilty, 11 November 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 24 October, until Reveille, 9 November 1916: awarded 16 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 32 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 April 1917 (sprained ankle); rejoined Bn, 9 May 1917.

Commended by Divisional Commander for trench raid, 7-8 December 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 13 October 1, 14 November 1917917; transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 59th General Hospital, St Omer, 14 October 1917 (contusion, back); to England, 26 October 1917, and admitted to Horton War Hospital, Epsom; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 November 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 December 1917.

Tried by District Court Martial, 15 February 1918, on charge of being absent without leave, 2-27 January 1918; pleaded guilty; found guilty; awarded 18 days' detention, and forfeited 50 days' pay.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 2 May 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 6 May 1918 (balanitis); discharged from hospital, 8 May 1918.

Marched into 9th Training Bn, 7 June 1918.

Admitted to Fovant Hospital, 14 June 1918 (warts); discharged to Training Depot, 11 July 1918.

Tried by District Court Martial, 23 August 1918, on charge being absent without leave from midnight, 23 July, until reporting at 9 August 1918; pleaded guilty; found guilty: awarded 28 days' detention, and forfeiture of 58 days' pay.

Admitted to Lewes Detention Barracks, 4 September 1918; discharged from Lewes Detention Barracks, 14 September 1918.

Unexpired portion of sentence (4 days) remitted as from 15 September 1918.

Married Elizabeth HUGHES, spinster, aged 18, Wingate Parish Church, Durham, 28 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of York', 14 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 27 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 19 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as STOKER.
SourcesNAA: B2455, STOKOR Henry

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