Samuel Roy HOCKING

HOCKING, Samuel Roy

Service Number: 7331
Enlisted: 10 February 1917, Enlisted at Wallaroo
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallaroo, South Australia, 3 December 1897
Home Town: Wallaroo, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Wallaroo State Public School, Wallaroo, South Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Merris France, 28 June 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 24 Headstone inscription reads: Great love hath no man than this who laid down his life for all
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 7331, Enlisted at Wallaroo
23 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 7331, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
20 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 7331, 10th Infantry Battalion, Merris (France)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Samuel Hocking and Florence Annie (nee Bishop) Hocking of Wallaroo, SA; brother of Doris Pearl Hocking, Florence Myrtle Hocking, Richard Stanley Edgar Hocking, William Hocking, Alfred James Hocking and  Frederick George Hocking

Killed in the same action as LT John McInerney, and in which Corporal Phil Davey was awarded the Victoria Cross for destroying the German machine gun that inflicted the casualties on the 10th Battalion, including Private Hocking and LT John McInerney


Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal