William James Alexander COCK

COCK, William James Alexander

Service Number: 4083
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Ballarat, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, September 1896
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wool brander
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4083, Ballarat, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4083, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4083, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
7 Aug 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 4083, 21st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

4083 Private William James Alexander Cock, 21st Battalion of Ballarat East, Vic. A woolblender prior to his enlistment on 10 January 1916 he embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. Cock returned to Australia on 13 February 1917 after being wounded in action.