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Robert Thomas COCKING

Regimental number3268
Place of birthCoburg, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria; International C. School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressCroydon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, A C Cocking, Wonga Park, Croydon, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 1 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death24.1
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew Cranston and Lilla Ada COCKING, 45 Watt Street, Box hill, Victoria. Born at Coburg, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lt Painter MM.

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