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Full Name
James Hocking
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
James
Surname
Hocking
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
45095
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farmer
Next of Kin
Mrs Eliza R. Hocking (mother), Pukerau, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
24th Reinforcements Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Embarkation Date
5 April 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
HMNZT 81
Vessel
Devon
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
59
Page on Nominal Roll
11
Last Unit Served
Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Belgium
Date of Death
1 October 1917
Age at Death
38
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Reference
XX. C. 3.
Biographical Notes
James Hocking was the son of Richard and Eliza Hocking, of Pukerau, Southland, New Zealand. Native of St. Just, Cornwall, England.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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