Alexander STOCK

STOCK, Alexander

Service Numbers: 503, 158
Enlisted: 12 September 1914, (under name of Thomas Willliams)
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Muntham Parish, Sandford, Victoria, 1870
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Portland, Victoria, 1947, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Carapook State School Roll of Honour, Sandford War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 503, 2nd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

12 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 158, 16th Infantry Battalion, (under name of Thomas Willliams)
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 158, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Father John STOCK and Mother Christina Stock (nee McLENNAN)
living at lived at Carapook & Sandford

Alexander was the 9th of 12 children.

NOK in service:-

Eldest sibling - Sister - Elizabeth Esther STOCK b. 1858 Hotspur, VIC - d.1899, Ballarat,VIC
m. Edward RICHARDS, (b.1862, Ballarat, VIC -  d. 1942, Melbourne, VIC)

Nephew:  Edward John 'Jack' RICHARDS, b. 1885, Tyrendarra, VIC
              #286  - WW1, 1st AIF, 11th Battalion, Gallipoli
              2nd Lieutenant - WW1 4th Sqaudron, AFC, France
              later a Journalist

Nephew:  Leslie James RICHARDS, b. 1892, Sandford, VIC - d. 1969, Armadale, VIC
              #83 WW1, 1st AIF, - Sergeant in 10th Light Horse Regiment
              20/10/1914  enlisted
              6/7/1919      returned to Australia
              Memorial:  Carapook WW1 Honour Roll

Sister:     Margaret Ann "Maggie STOCK
               born in 1863 Digby, Victoria
               WW1 1st AIF, Nurse
               1930         died in Geelong, Victoria
               Memorial:   Carapook Honour Roll

Brother:   Duncan STOCK
               born in 1864, Hotspur, S-W Victoria
               lived with parents and family at Hotspur, Carapook & Sandford
               1899         Boer War - service #84.
                               Trooper in 1st Victorian Mounted Rifles (1st Contingent)
               2/6/1916   enlisted into WWI - service # 2842.
                               Trooper in 8th Light Horse Regiment
               11/9/1917 wounded in action, Palestine
               3/7/1919   returned to Australia
               1949         died in Casteron, Victoria
               Memorial:    Casterton Boer War Memorial

Brother:   Thomas STOCK
               born in 1876, Sandford, S-W Victoria
               lived with parents and family at Carapook & Sandford
               1899         Boer War - Service #89
                               Trooper in 1st Victorian Mounted Rifles (1st Contingent)
               9/2/1900   killed in action - Battle of Rensburg, South Africa
               Memorial:   Cypress Tree at Casterton Hospital gates.
                                Casterton Boer War Memorial

Alexander STOCK was born in 1870, Muntham parish, Sandford, S-W Victoria,
lived at Carapook, Sandford, Western Australia & Portland, Vic.

1899    Boer War - Service #503

Described on enlisting as 5' 4.5" tall; blue eyes; grey hair; fair complexion

16/1/1902      Trooper in 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse (VIV) Contingent

Service #158 - Private with 16th Battalion
12/9/1914       enlisted in WWI (as Thomas WILLIAMS)
25/4/1915       landed in ANZAC
21/7/1918       returned to Australia
1947               died in Portland, Victoria

Memorials:       - Carapook Honour Roll
                      - Casterton Town Hall WW1 Honour Roll
                      - Muntham WW1 Honour Roll
                      - Sandford War Memorial

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  24/7/2016.  Lest we forget.

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