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Herbert Benjamin COCKS

Regimental number6893
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationSalesman
AddressManly, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Sophia Cocks, Edgecliffe Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 June 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
90
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; Benjamin Pollard and Alice Margaret COCKS, husband of V.S. COCKS, "Mont St. Quentin", Osborne Road, Manly Vale, New South Wales. Born at Adelaide, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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