John Alexander BROCK


BROCK, John Alexander

Service Number: 83
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Faraday Street School, Carlton; Kings Street State School, Victoria
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 2 September 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 11, Row B, Grave 44 Headstone inscription reads: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 83, Enlisted at Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 83, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 83, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
30 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 83, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shrapnel wound to the head
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 83, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Bomb wound to the right eye

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Mary Elizabeth Brock of 146 Stanley Street, West Melbourne, Vic.; brother of Peter Dow Brock who was killed in action on the 4 October 1917 while serving with the 21st Battalion

Medals: 1914-5 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Citizen Military Forces as a Colour Sergeant with the 5th Victorian Scottish Regiment