honor role

Alcock, Alphonse

*Pte 2578 28th to 51st Bn.

Born Bendigo Victoria, Methodist. Enlisted 17 August 1915 age 19, grocer’s assistant. Nok sister, Elsie May Alcock of Peitu Fremantle Rd, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 2 November 1915 and served in the Middle East and France where he was killed in action between14-16 August 1916. Buried about a kilometre North of Poziers and 8 kilometres NE of Albert. A later entry suggests that the body was transferred to Courcelette British Cemetery in France, 9 kilometres NE of Albert. His personal effects were a wallet, two coins, photos, postcard, pencil and letters. Service medals: 1914-15 Star, BWM, and VM.