William Charles DOCKERY

Regimental number23/1614
Date of birth20 August 1895
Place of birthMangaweka
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Dockery, Mataroa
Previous military service7th (Wellington West Coast) Regiment, Territorial Force (still serving)
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationRifleman
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915, 3rd Reinforcements of 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 38 Tahiti on 8 January 1916
Final rankPrivate
Final unitE Company, 9th Reinforcements
FateCommenced return to New Zealand
Discharge date30 January 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2/1768 Sergeant Alfred Edward DOCKERY, 4th (Howitzer) Battery, 3rd Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery; 64037 Driver Hugh Albert Sydney Lovejoy DOCKERY, 4th (Howitzer) Battery, 3rd Brigade, New Zealand Field Artillery.
Other details

Enlisted with rank of private and posted to E Company, 9th Reinforcements, Trentham Camp, Upper Hutt, 1 November 1915. Proceeded overseas from Wellington on board HMNZT 'Tahiti', 8 January 1916.

Recalled from Albany, Western Australia (underage). Returned to New Zealand and discharged on account of being underage, 30 January 1916.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death20 April 1948
Age at death52
Place of burialHamilton
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 16, p. 3
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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