Halcombe Ferrier BROCK

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BROCK, Halcombe Ferrier

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Semaphore, South Australia, 28 May 1887
Home Town: Woodville, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Pulteney Street School
Occupation: Accountant
Died: Killed in action, Pope's Hill, Gallipoli, 2 June 1915, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot IV, Row A, Grave 25
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, North Adelaide St Peter's Cathedral WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
22 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"THE LATE LIEUTENANT BROCK.

Lieutenant Halcombe Ferrier Brock, of the 3rd Light Horse, who was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 7, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Brock, of Woodville, and was born at the Semaphore 28 years ago. He joined the Bank of Adelaide after leaving school and subsequently took over the duties of accountant and assistant manager of the Port Adelaide Dock Company. He joined the 16th A.L.H. and rose to the rank of lieutenant. He was one of the first to enlist when the war broke out. He was well known in lacrosse and yachting circles, and highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 19 Jun 1915 (nla.gov.au)

Son of Thomas Alsop Brock and Hannah Brock (nee Bonnar) of Port Adelaide, South Australia. Brother of 36092 Gunner George Lindsay BROCK, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, France, 21 June 1918

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

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