Name: Cecil Alfred Drock

 

Birth Date: 1885 Where: New South Wales
Died: 23 September, 1917 Where: Ypres, France
Place of Enlistment: Blackboy Hill Age: 30
Serial Number: 57 Battalion: 28th
Rank on Enlistment: Private Rank on Discharge/Death: Private

Awards: 1914 - 15 Star, British War Medal 1914 - 1920, Victory Medal,

 

Photograph Drock

Service Details:

 

 

15 February

1915                      Blackboy Hill Training camp

9 June

1915                      Embarked from Fremantle

August

1915                      Embarked Egypt

10 Sept. – 12 Dec.

1915                      Gallipoli

21 March

1916                      France

6/7 June

1916                      Trench Raid

9 July

1916                      Hospital (Synovitis)

22 July - 29 May, 1917

1917                     England

23 June

1917                      Rejoined Battalion

20 Sept.

1917                      Wounded in action

23 Sept

1917                      Died of wounds

 

 

 

 

Biographical Details:

Cecil Drock was born in Parramatta, NSW, in 1885. He was a baker by trade. In 1909 he married Margaret Malone with whom he had three daughters: Vera (1911), Irene (1913) and Eva (1917). Cecil was hit by a shell at Ypres. He died in hospital.