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Piers Alexander COCKBURN

Regimental number3622
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLargs Bay, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 8"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Faith Julia Elizabeth Cockburn, Hannay Street, Largs Bay, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember for 18 months, Strathalbyn Rifle Club, South Australia
Enlistment date7 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3622A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date25 January 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic', 24 August 1918 (cardiac insufficiency); disembarked Melbourne, 11 October 1918, for onward travel by rail to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 25 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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