The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ockerby
First Name:
Harold Bertram
Nick Name:
Mick
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7336
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
24.04.1899
Place of Birth:
Sulphur Creek, Tasmania
Father's Name:
Alfred Lockton Ockerby
Mothers's Name:
Amy Ockerby
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Special Memorial 'C', Plot 32, Row D, Grave 13, Age 42.
Cause of Death:
Executed by a Japanese firing squad
Place of Death:
Singapore
Date of Death:
19.02.1942

General Description

This soldier was Lt‐Col. Anketell’s driver and like the Colonel was a veteran of WW1 having served with the 51st Battalion in France.

He enlisted 11th December 1917 embarking on HMT ‘Ormonde’ on 13th March 1918 with 22nd Reinforcements to the 28th Battalion, Regt. No. 7338.  He was transferred to 51st Battalion with whom he fought in France until the end of the war.

Further information contained Two Came Home – death by Firing Squad’

Harold Ockerby
Ockerby & Sevier, Sydney
Ockerby & Sevier, Sydney

 

 A young Harold Ockerby.

A young Harold Ockerby, WW1

 

Ockerby West Australian (Perth, WA _ 1879 - 1954), Wednesday 19 February 1947, page 1

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