Ernest Harry (Ern) JOHNCOCK

Badge Number: 7071, Sub Branch: QUORN

JOHNCOCK, Ernest Harry

Service Number: 1518
Enlisted: 14 July 1915, 1st Reinforcement 32nd Battalion
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Balhannah, South Australia, 1895
Home Town: Balhannah, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student
Died: 26 November 1943, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide University of Adelaide WW1 Honour Roll, Balhannah Old Scholars Roll of Honor, Balhannah Soldiers' Memorial Honor Roll, Murray Bridge Roll of Honour WW1, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour, Woodside District of Onkaparinga Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

14 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1518, 32nd Infantry Battalion, 1st Reinforcement 32nd Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1518, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1518, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 1518, 32nd Infantry Battalion

Ernest Harry Johncock

Name: Ernest Harry Johncock
Service Number: 1518
Place of Birth: Balhannah
Date of Birth: 29 December 1894
Place of Enlistment: Keswick
Date of Enlistment: 14 July 1915
Age at Enlistment: 20 years 6 months
Next of Kin: Mother, Martha Johncock
Occupation: Student
Religion: Church of England
Rank: Private
Ernest left Australia on HMAT Geelong on 18 November 1915 and went to France with the 32nd Battalion early in 1916. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal on 26 May. He sustained gunshot wounds to the left forearm and right foot on 21 July and was sent to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne, then Brook War Hospital Woolwich, England for treatment. Ernest’s father was notified of his son’s situation on 17 August. Upon completion of the required treatment Ernest was able to rejoin his unit on 13 September. He was promoted to temporary Sergeant on 19 October.
On 9 December 1916 Ernest was wounded in action for the 2nd time, sustaining a gunshot wound to the head and received treatment at Etaples, France, and in England prior to rejoining his unit on 12 April 1917. At the termination of the war Ernest returned to Australia on the Anchises on 21 February 1919, disembarking on 11 April and was discharged on 5 June.

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