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Edmund Clarence COCKS

Regimental number17507
Place of birthRourmburra, Gippsland, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers, Victoria (Catholic)
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRailway porter
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William H Cocks, 77 Raglan Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military service51st Infantry; Served in Junior Cadets as Sgt.
Enlistment date16 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameCavalry Divisional Signal Squadron 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron
FateDied of disease 5 August 1917
Place of death or woundingBagdad, Mesopotamia
Age at death19.8
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBaghdad (North Gate), War Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row N, Grave No. 4) Iraq.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Louisa COCKS, 77 Raglan Street, Albert Park, Victoria. Born at Korumburra, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: R. Adkins killed in action; brother in law Lt Wisterman 4th Sig Troop mentioned in despatches.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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