Joseph Lucock

First Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Lucock
Mother's Name: 
Frances Lucock nee Edgar
Father's Name: 
William Lucock
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 31, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
1st Tunnelling Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Joseph Lucock (Service No 3631) was born in Cumberland, England around 1893.

At enlistment Joseph was single, 23 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Balgownie, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A69 Warialda with Tunnelling Company, 4, Headquarters, on 22nd May 1916.  The troops arrived in England on 18th July 1916 and Joseph joined 1st Tunnelling Company in France on 30th September 1916.

He saw service on the Western Front until 28th October 1916 when he was wounded  and  evacuated to hospital for treatment of shrapnel wound to his right leg.  He returned to his unit on 25th January 1917.

Joseph was wounded a second time on 20th November 1917 when he was gassed.  He was evacuated to hospital for treatment and returned to his unit on 14th April 1918.

He was returned to Australia in April 1919 and discharged medically unfit on 26th July 1919.

In 1920 Joseph married Gladys Oxman in Wollongong and they raised 2 children.

He died in Wollongong in 1960.  Joesph is remembered on the Balgownie War Memorial 1914-1918.

Joseph's younger brother Albert was awarded the Military Medal.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, LUCOCK JOSEPH

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