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Charles Henry ACOCKS

Regimental number3226
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address26 Newell Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 3.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M.A. Acocks, 26 Newell Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceCitizen Forces (18 months)
Enlistment date2 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Discharge date13 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 8th Bn, Tel el Kebir, Egypt, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 8 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, no date stated.

Transferred to Australian Army Medical Corps Details, 26 September 1916.

Taken on strength of 15th Field Ambulance, 12 October 1916, but remains attached to 60th Bn; reverts to the rank of Private at own request, 12 October 1916.

On leave to Rouen, 24 January 1918; rejoined unit, 27 January 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 60th Bn, 12 February 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 54th Bn, 1 May 1918.

Admitted to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 11 May 1918 (diphtheria); transferred to No 9 General Hospital, Rouen, 15 May 1918; marched into Base Depot, Le Havre, 22 May 1918.

Marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 24 May 1918.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 30 May 1918 (tonsillitis); discharged to Base Depot, 1 June 1918.

Admitted to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 1 June 1918 (venereal disease); marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 25 July 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 55 days.

Proceeded to unit, 14 August 1918; rejoined 54th Bn, 28 August 1918.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 11 September 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 56th Bn, 11 October 1918.

Attached to 14th Bde Headquarters for duty, 21 October 1918; rejoined unit, 8 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 13 November 1918; rejoined unit, 1 December 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 3 February 1919; marched into 2nd Training Bde, Codford, 15 February 1919.

Admitted to 4 Group Clearing Hospital, Codford, 18 February 1919; marched into 2nd Training Bde, Codford, 25 February 1919.

Reported as absent without leave in error, 29 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wyreema', 13 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 31 May 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 13 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 August 1967
Age at death72
Place of burialKangaroo Flat Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, ACOCKS Charles Henry

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