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William COCKS

Regimental number1037
Place of birthWadebridge
SchoolWadebridge Council School
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
Addressc/o Mrs Dover, Queen Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, W Cocks, 4 Glencoe Terrace, Wardebrige, Cornwall, England
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas awarded medal for shooting and was chosen as Sharpshooter whilst serving with his Battalion in Turkey.
FateKilled in Action 23 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 16), Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Louisa COCKS, 4 Glencoe Terrace, Wadebridge, Cornwall, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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