John Percival HOCKING


HOCKING, John Percival

Service Number: 979
Enlisted: 16 September 1914, Enlisted at Blackboy HIll, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, 18 November 1888
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 979, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy HIll, WA
2 Nov 1914: Involvement Private, SN 979, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Nov 1914: Embarked Private, SN 979, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Brith name registered as Joseph John Percival Hocking number 28009

Address at the time of enlistment was given as Hendjouf, Colombo, Ceylon

Son of Joseph Hocking and Catherine Hocking nee Harry of Melbourne. Next of kin given as his sister E. B. Yeomans of Northcote, Victoria

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

Served a 5 year apprenticeship with W.A. Bennett