James William WOOLCOCK

WOOLCOCK, James William

Service Number: 4786
Enlisted: 22 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Allens Creek, South Australia, 27 June 1880
Home Town: Kapunda, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Allandale North Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 18 November 1916, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Allendale North School & District Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kapunda District Honour Board, Kapunda and District Fallen Soldiers Monument, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

22 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4786, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4786, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4786, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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News was received on Thursday last that Private James William Woolcock, third son of Mr. J. H. Woolcock, of Allandale North, near Kapunda, had been killed in action in France on November 18. The deceased soldier was born at Allandale North on June 20, 1880. For many years he had a property at Renmark, and his garden was regarded as one of the best in the settlement. He was engaged in woodcarting and farming at Mount Mary when he answered to the Empire's call. He enlisted in Jan., 1916, and sailed on April 11 with the 12th reinforcements to the 27th Battalion. He was a fine spirited man, and was a general favourite in his large circle of friends." - from the Kapunda Herald 22 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)