** 2489 Pte 16th Bn.
Born at Clunes, Vic, CoE. Enlisted 31 May 1915 age 31, miner?. Nok brother, Ben Hocking, Trades Hall, Fremantle WA. Embarked at Fremantle 18 June 1915 per A51 Chilka. Served in Gallipoli, France. Suffered deafness after Gallipoli and was wounded (shellshock) 10 August 1916 at France. RTA 22 July 1917. Pension address 47 Arundel St, Fremantle. Service medals:1914-15 Star, BWM and VM.