Edward Hocking was born in Ballarat, but on 17th January 1916 he enlisted from Boulder WA, where he was a miner. He was 39 years of age and married. He was posted to the 44th Infantry Battalion, and appointed Lieutenant. He was killed in action at Messines on 9th June 1917, and his name is recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
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