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Full Name: Bertram Boock
Rank Last Held: Quartermaster Sergeant
Forename(s): Bertram
Surname: Boock
Also Known As: Bert
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.:
  • 3/2344
  • 3/2324
Gender: Male
Place of Birth: Wellington
Religion: Jewish
First Known Rank:
  • Quartermaster Sergeant
  • Quartermaster Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment:
  • Chemist
  • Chemist
Next of Kin:
  • Mrs Lily Boock (mother), Aro Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mrs Lily Boock (mother), Aro Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Body on Embarkation:
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit:
  • 16th Reinforcements Headquarters Staff, New Zealand Medical Corps
  • 22nd Reinforcements New Zealand Medical Corps
Embarkation Date:
  • 19 August 1916
  • 16 February 1917
Place of Embarkation:
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:
Vessel:
  • Aparima
  • Mokoia or Navua or Aparima
Destination:
  • Devonport, England
  • Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number:
  • 38
  • 55
Page on Nominal Roll:
  • 5
  • 25
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Medical Corps
Place of Death: Military Hospital, Featherston Military Camp, Featherston, New Zealand
Date of Death: 10 November 1918
Age at Death: 32
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of influenza
Cemetery Name: Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand
Grave Reference: Jewish Portion. 131A.
Memorial Name: Roll of Honour, Wellington Jewish Community Centre, 80 Webb Street, Wellington
Biographical Notes:
  • Bertram Boock was the son of Israel and Lily Boock (nee Levi), of 83 Aro St., Wellington.
  • Served on H.M.T. "Aparima," 1916-18.
Description of Image: Gravestone, Karori Cemetery (photo Paul F. Baker)
Additional Information: Listed with service number as 3/2324 in Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Further References:
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Evening Post (Wellington)
  • Papers Past. Digital New Zealand Newspapers.
  • Levine, S. (Ed.) (1995). A standard for the people : the 150th anniversary of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation, 1843-1993. Christchurch, N.Z.: Hazard Press.
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