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Army Number: NX27549Image not available
Surname: HOCKLEY
First Names: James Edward
Known as: Nurmi
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Minnie PERROTT
Date of Birth: 7/6/1912
Place of Birth: Homebush, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 20/6/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Burwood, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 22/11/1940
Taken on strength at: Tamworth, NSW
Taken on strength from: 19th Infantry Training Battalion, Wallgrove, NSW
Company: B
Ship to Singapore: Sibajak (HMT JJ)
Embarkation Date: 17/9/1941
Singapore Work Parties:
Other Work Parties: H Force
Train to Thailand (if applicable) :
1945 Work Party:
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 7/7/1943
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Plot/Row/Grave: 6.D.42
Memorial: Burwood, NSW
Information: Taken on strength with 2/30 Battalion on 22/11/1940; transferred to 8 Training Battalion, Dubbo on 15/5/1941; transferred to 5 Training Battalion on 24/7/1941; embarked per Sibajak (HMT JJ) on 17/9/1941; disembarked Singapore on 5/10/1941; marched out to 2/18 Battalion on 2/12/1941; admitted 2/9 Field Ambulance on 17/1/1942; discharged to 2/18 Battalion on 20/1/1942; admitted 10 AGH on 3/2/1942; became Prisoner of War on 15/2/1942; discharged to 2/18 Battalion on 21/2/1942; entrained with "H" Force on 8/5/1943; died of illness whilst POW (Cholera) on 7/7/1943
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