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Daniel Cocking

Private

11th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Nigra Italica
  • Planted By: Miss M. Wishart
  • Plaque: 3852

Additional Info

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Biography

Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Prospector by occupation, Daniel Cocking was 29 years and single when enlisted on the 4th of September 1914 in the 11th Battalion, G Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 980. His Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 'Ascanius' on the 2nd of November 1914. Admitted to Hospital, Gallipoli Peninsula on the 12th of September 1915 and admitted to 1st Causality Clearing Station for Diarrhoea and debility and evacuated to hospital ship. Disembarked Alexandria on the 13th of September 1915; admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital for Dysentery, Heliopolis and evacuated to Convalescent Depot Helouan on the 28th of September 1915; admitted to Australia and New Zealand Hospital Debility, Zeitoun on the 7th of October 1915. Proceeded to join M.E.F. – No. 1 training Battalion. Disembarked Alexandria per H.M.T. 'Empress of Britain' on the 7th of January 1916; H.M.T. Embarked to join B.E.F. 'Corsican', disembarked Marseilles on the 5th of April 1916. Killed in Action, France on the 30th of May 1916. Place of death or wounding France Age at death 30 Place of burial Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 23), France. Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 61. Miscellaneous information from cemetery records Town. Cue, Western Australia. Tree No. 3852

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour