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James Charles Willocks

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Charles AWMM
  • Surname
    Willocks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12663 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 March 1892 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Willocks (mother), Box 31, Balclutha, New Zealand AWMM
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Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12663 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Stock Agent AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      138 lb AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 4.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      132 lb AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Willocks was the son of Margaret Willocks, of Hazeldell, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand, and the late James Willocks.

    Embarked for Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria, 6 May 1915, special duty: escort of prisoners from Gallipoli; re-embarked Alexandria, 14 May 1915.
    Admitted to NZ General Hospital, Cairo, 28 August 1915 (debility); transferred to NZ Convalescent Home, Alexandria, 16 September 1915; to Base Depot, Mustapha, 25 September 1915.
    Embarked to rejoin unit at Gallipoli, 5 October 1915; returned to duty, Mudros, 15 October 1915.
    Admitted to HS 'Dunluce Castle', 19 December 1915 (rheumatism); arrived at Base, Alexandria, 23 December 1915; admitted to NZ General Hospital, Cairo, 25 December 1915 (rheumatism); discharged to Base, 30 December 1915; left to rejoin unit, 30 December 1915.
    Transferred to 4th Brigade Ammunition Column, 11 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria for France, 5 April 1916.
    Attached to Trench Mortar Batteries, in the field, 10 June 1916; transferred to 3rd Brigade, and remained attached to Trench Mortar Batteries, 5 August 1916; to Divisional Ammunition Column, and remained attached, 14 August 1916.

    Posted to 3rd Battery, in the field, 22 June 1917; transferred to Divisional Ammunition Column (Trench Mortar Batteries), 28 July 1917; attached to Z Medium Trench Mortar Battery, 29 July 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 23 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 7 December 1917.
    Appointed Temporary Bombardier, 28 February 1918. Posted to Y Battery, 1 March 1918.
    Promoted bombardier, 4 June 1918.
    Detached to United Kingdom on duty, 1 August 1918.
    Marched in to NZ Discharge Depot, Torquay, 1 August 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board 'Ionic', 24 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 13 December 1918.
    Total war service: 4 years 123 days (of which 3 years 358 days were abroad)

    War service: Egypt
    Disembarked Suez, 22 June 1916, and taken on strength, NZ Mounted Rifles Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, and reverted to the ranks.
    Posted to 8th Squadron, Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment, Kantara, 30 July 1916.
    Wounded in action, Canal Zone, 23 December 1916 (gun shot wound, left forearm: slight); admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, Canal Zone, 27 December 1916; transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 1 January 1917; to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 January 1917; to Montazah Convalescent Home, 1 February 1917; discharged to duty, 23 February 1917.
    Posted to Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment, in the field, 1 April 1917.
    Detached to Rest Camp, Port Said, 19 August 1917; rejoined unit from Rest Camp, 28 August 1918.
    Detached to NZEF Headquarters, Cairo, 27 September 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 3 October 1917.
    Reported Wounded and Missing, 30 March 1918.
    Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 22 October 1918, 'finds that 12663 Tpr. Willocks J.C. 8th. Sqd. C.M.R. was killed in action at Amman 30/3/1918'.

    Parents: Margaret Willocks, Hazeldell, Balclutha, Otago, and the late James Willocks AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
    Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria AWMM C. 62. AWMM
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