Albert Nock

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Albert Nock
Personal Information
Date of Birth unknown
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Place of Birth Cradley Heath, Staffordshire, England
Death 10 Sep 1975
Place of Death Nollamara, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 20 years, 4 months
Description 5' 8" (1.73m) tall ; 128 lbs
58.06 kg
; fresh complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Congregational
Address Bedfordale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Maud Louise Nock
Military Information
Reg Number 2964
Date of Enlistment 29 May 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 48th Battalion, 7th Reinforcements, transferred to 3rd Machine Gun Battalion / 3rd Division
Date of Embarkation 9 Nov 1916 ‒ 10 Jan 1917
Ship Embarked On HMAT A8 Argyllshire
Date of Return 24 Jan 1919 ‒ 28 Feb 1919
Ship Returned On HMHS Delta
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Armadale War Memorial (Bedfordale panel)
Bedfordale Roll of Honour
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Previous service with Royal Garrison Artillery in the UK. Originally migrated to Perth with his wife Maud Louise in 1911.

Electoral Roll entries - 1916 at Brookhill farm, Bedfordale.

War Service

After four months training in WA Albert was allocated to the 7th reinforcement draft for the 48th Battalion. Two further months passed before he shipped out of Fremantle on 9 Nov 1916 for Devonport in England where he disembarked from the HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 Jan 1917.

Albert made two visits to hospital while he was training with the 12th Training Battalion at Codford, he was reassigned to the Machine Gun Corps on 21 Jul 1917.

Following further training, on 11 Oct 1917 he proceeded to France via Folkestone and joined the 23rd Machine Gun Company. Soon after he was again ill, requiring him to be admitted to 2/1st Southern General Hospital in Birmingham.

He rejoined his unit on 2 Dec 1917. Meanwhile the designation of his unit had changed to the 3rd Machine Gun Battalion. It appears that Albert spent most of 1918 with his unit, and in Oct 1918 he was granted 2 weeks leave in the UK, and soon after his return to his unit he was invalided to England with general debility. (Hospitalised in 2/1st Southern General Hospital Birmingham from 26 Nov to 9 Dec 1918, when he transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital Dartford for 10 & 11 Dec 1918.)

On recovering, he was sent to No 1 Command Depot in Sutton Veny to prepare for his return to Australia. On the return journey, HMHS Delta was diverted to Albany due to quarantine restrictions in Fremantle. Albert was discharged by the 5th Military District on 6 Apr 1919

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 31 in Albany road, Gosnells an orchardist. 1931 a son is a shop assistant in Gosnells. In 1936, still an orchardist but at 49 London street, Balkatta; 1937 - 1943 at 163 Oxford street, Leederville. In 1949 he had retired and was living at 249 Scarborough Beach road, Mt Hawthorn, but during 1954 - 1963 he had found work again as a factory hand and he and Maud are at 39 Elvire street, North Beach.

Maud, aged 79, died 23 Apr 1964, and he appears to remarry, as in 1968 - 72 he is living with Sarah Ann at 5 Berrigan street, Nollamara. Sarah died 27 Apr 1989 aged 92.

His brother Harry, in California, enquires after his address in Aug 1966 looking to visit him.

Apr 1930 - 1933 was President of the Gosnells Sub-Branch of the RSL.


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