Service Number: 4184
Enlisted: 22 November 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kooringa, South Australia, 9 February 1891
Home Town: Burra (SA), Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Ironworker
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Passchendaele, Belgium, 7 October 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Burra Loyal Burra Lodge Court Unity AOF No 3015 WW1 Roll of Honor, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

22 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4184, 27th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: RMS Mongolia embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4184, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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"Our Boys at the Front.

Mrs Ralph Hill was notified on Thursday last that her brother, Private Harold Ockenden, had been killed in action in France. Private Ockenden was the fifth son of the the late Mr and Mrs R. Ockenden of Kooringa, and enlisted 18 months ago. Prior to enlisting he was engaged in farming pursuits with his brother, Charles, at Streaky Bay. The deceased soldier was in his 26th year. Five brothers are on active service." - from the Burra Record 31 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)