TOCKER, Albert Hamilton
(Service number 45967)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 24 February 1884 Place of Birth Greytown

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 10 Percival Street, Wellington
Occupation School-master
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Reverend C. J. TOCKER (brother), Geraldine
Religion None
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, Wellington infantry Regiment, B Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 14 July 1964 Age 80 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Albert Hamilton Tocker was the eldest son of John and Annie Smith (née Baillie) Tocker. He was educated at Greytown School and Victoria University College, Wellington. Prior to his service with the NZEF, he completed a post-graduate course at Birmingham University. He nominated his brother, Cecil James Tocker, a Presbyterian minister at Geraldine, as his next -of-kin. Albert married Mary Helen Sievwright on 7 January 1920 at St Andrews Church, Wellington. He had returned from service abroad with the NZEF just a few days before. Professor Tocker had a notable academic career. After returning to new Zealand he was appointed lecturer in economics at Canterbury University College and succeeded to the professorship in 1926. In 1943 he was appointed rector of Canterbury University College for three.years. His brothers, Harry Hilliard Tocker and Frank Loasby Tocker, also served in World War I, and his brother Cecil was listed in the reserve roll.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [08 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [10 March 2019]; Evening Post, 9 January 1920, 4 February 1920, Press, 1 June 1943 (Papers Past) [10 March 2019]

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