Clarence Roy OCKENDEN

OCKENDEN, Clarence Roy

Service Number: 6115
Enlisted: 12 August 1916, at Sydney Showgrounds
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Whales , February 1897
Home Town: Bexley, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Metal Spinner
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

12 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6115, 17th Infantry Battalion, at Sydney Showgrounds
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6115, 17th Infantry Battalion
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6115, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Sydney
15 Apr 1917: Imprisoned German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, Captured at Lagnicourt
31 Mar 1919: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), SN 6115

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Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

Clarence Roy Ockenden was born in the year 1897 in Sydney New South Wales. Though his real name is Clarence he was called Roy by his siblings. He enlisted in the war when he was 19 and 6 months old. He was taken as a POW (Prisoner of War) on the 15th of April 1917. The date he was released is unknown, Clarence reatured from WW1 on the 31 of March 1919.