POCOCK, Wilfred

removed from Wingham as not on their stone

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Date of Death
Age at Death
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        1st Depot Battalion
                                             Western Ontario Regiment
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   3132555
RESIDENCE:                    Wingham - Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH:            May 26, 1893
                                             Wingham – Turnberry Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH:           January 16, 1919                  25 years     7 months
CEMETERY:                     Wingham Cemetery – Wingham – 
                                             County of Huron – Ontario
                                             X     97 
PARENTS:                         Mr. George and Helen Pocock – Wingham – Ontario
Occupation:                        Farmer                                  Religion:     Baptist
Enlistment:                         April 2, 1918 - London
Enlistment Age:                 24 years     11 months

Private Pocock was conscripted into service very late in the war under the Military Service Act of 1917.
He boarded the HMT Scoatian in Haliax on April 16, 1918 and arrived in Liverpool on April 28, 1918. That same day he transferred to the 4th Reserve Battalion based at Witley Camp – Surrey.
On September 28, 1918 he is posted to the Western Ontario Regimental Depot also at Witley Camp – Surrey and from October 3, 1918 he was on command to Canadian Corp Depot based at Buxton – Derbyshire= prior to his return to Canada.
He boarded the SS Scandinavian in Liverpool on November 19, 1918 and arrived back in Canada at St John, New Brunswick on November 30, 1918.
On December 4, 1918 he was posted to a casualty Company which means that he was diagnosed with tuberculosis while at Camp Witley.
He arrived back home to Wingham and on January 16, 1919 at 10:30 pm that evening Private Pocock died from the effects of pulmonary intestinal tuberculosis.