Stephen Henry HORROCKS

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HORROCKS, Stephen Henry

Service Number: 292
Enlisted: 3 March 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wigan, England, September 1888
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: St Peters CofE School, Wigan
Occupation: Mill hand
Died: Died of wounds (POW of Germany), Villers au Flos, France, 2 August 1916
Cemetery: Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot IV, Row X, Grave 1
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Armadale War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 292, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 292, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 292, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 292, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Sep 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jul 1916: Imprisoned Pozières
29 Jul 1916: Wounded Corporal, SN 292, 28th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
2 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 292, 28th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Stephen Henry HORROCKS was born in 1888 in Wigan, Lancashire, England to Henry HORROCKS and Mary Ann BRANCH - both his parents died in Western Australia and are buried in Fremantle Cemetery

He enlisted in Blackboy Hill on 3rd March, 1915 & embarked on 9th June 1915 on the HMAT Ascanius

Stephen was wounded in France and then taken Prisoner of War by the Germans on 29th July, 1916 - he died of wounds received while a POW on 2nd August, 1916 in the Field Hospital, Villers au Flos

He was first buried in the Military Cemetery in Villers au Flos in France (Grave 113, section 2 ) & was later re-interred in the Achiet le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot IV, Row X, Grave 1

His name is commemorated on the Australian War Memorial and he is also listed on his parents headstone in Fremantle Cemetery in Western Australia - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal

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