Regimental number2336
Date of birth10 May 1889
Place of birthBugle Ranges, South Australia
SchoolMitcham Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNo 8 Tatham's Terrace, off Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26.1
Height5' 4.5"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Cocks, No 8 Tatham's Terrace, off Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2336A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
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Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date12 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, Pozieres, France, 4 August 1916 (gunshot wounds, arm, shoulder, right buttock); admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 August 1916; transferred to England, 21 August 1916, and admitted to Bradford War Hospital; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 26 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 4 January 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Benalla', 13 February 1917; disembarked, 10 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 12 October 1917.

War service: 2 years 113 days (of which 1 year 209 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died, 10 January 1930. Cause of death: tuberculosis
Date of death10 January 1930
Age at death41
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, COCKS Frank