James Edward (Nurmi) HOCKLEY

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HOCKLEY, James Edward

Service Number: NX27549
Enlisted: 20 June 1940, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Homebush, New South Wales, 7 June 1912
Home Town: Burwood, Burwood, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fibro fixer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan - cholera), Thailand, 7 July 1943, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Plot 6, Row D, Grave 42
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX27549, Paddington, New South Wales
7 Jul 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX27549, 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

James Edward HOCKLEY was born on 7th June, 1912 in Homebush, Sydney, NSW

His parents were Ephraim William HOCKLEY and Minnie Elizabeth GARNER who married in Sydney in 1906