Gerald (Ocker) ALLSEBROOK



Service Number: 1395
Enlisted: 21 September 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station
Born: Hobart, TTasmania, Australia, May 1894
Home Town: Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Old Model (Now Albuera Street State School) Tasmania
Occupation: Painter
Died: Wounded Gallipoli, At Sea on board H S Sicilia, 20 June 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot A Row 5 Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hobart Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1395, 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station
5 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1395, 1st Australian Clearing Hospital
5 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1395, 1st Australian Clearing Hospital, HMAT Kyarra, Melbourne
14 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1395, 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Died of wounds - compound fracture of leg on the hospital ship 'Sicilia'

War Service

Born Hobart, Tas.
Son of William & Agnes Martha ALLESBROOK
Of 39 Colville Rd, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania
Occupation prior to enlisting: Painter
Enlisted: 21 September 1914
Embarkation: 5 December 1914 from Melbourne per ‘Kyarra’
Age: 20 years
Served in Egypt & Gallipoli
Wounded in Action
Died of Wounds on 20 June 1915 on board H.S. Sicilia
Buried: Piets Military Cemetery, Malta Plot A, Row 5, Grave 5
Special mention in Divisional orders on 6 May 1915

Tasmania Weekly Courier 26 August 1915 Insert 4



My great-uncle is buried beside this man, and I have some photos of the memorials in Malta if relatives of this family is interested. Andrew Stevenson, andrew.stevenson at

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans


Gerald Allsebrook, known to his friends as 'Ocker' was born in 1894 in Hobart, Tasmania, the son of William and Agnes Martha Allsebrook.  He was a prominant member of the North Hobart Football Club where a social evening was held in Gerald's honour before he embarked for Egypt in September 1914.  Gerald enlisted in the Australian Army Medical Corps and served with the 1st Australian Clearing Hospital at Gallipoli.  He received a specia mention in Divisional Orders for gallantry and valuble service between 6th May and his evacuation to Malta in June.  Gerald died of wounds received at Gallipoli (14/6/1915), on 20 June 1915 (probably Malta whould on board the hospital ship "Sicilia" and was buried at the Pieta Cemetery, Malta.




Son of William and Agnes Martha ALLESBROOK