ROCK, Hugh
(Service number 47084)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 26 December 1879 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Geraldine
Occupation Builder
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs ROCK (mother), Bank Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 28 March 1965 Age 85 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 118, Plot 8
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hugh Rock was the only son of Irish-born Matthew and Rose (née McKendry) Rock, both of whom came from County Antrim, Ireland. They arrived in New Zealand with two daughters. Hugh and two more daughters were born at Timaru. His father died in 1895.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [26 December 2016]

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