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ID number 1DRL/0548
Title Pockley, Brian Colden Antill (Captain, b.1890 - d.1914)
Record type Collection
Item count 10
Collection Private Record
Object type Papers
Maker Pockley, Helen D Antill
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made 1927
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Note Open

Description

Collection relating to the service of Captain Brian Colden Antill Pockley, AAMC & AN&MEF, New Britain, 1914. Collection consists of handwritten copies made by Pockley's sister of: (1) a diary compiled by Captain Pockley during his period of active service; (2) letters written by Captain Pockley to members of his family, in August and September of 1914; (3) several letters of condolence written by men who served with Pockley in the AN&MEF. Copies made by his sister, Helen D. Antill Pockley. Location of originals unknown.

Summary

Captain Brian Colden Antill Pockley, AAMC, 1 Battalion, AN&MEF, who died on 11 September 1914, on board HMAS Berrima, from wounds received on the Bitapaka road near Kabakaul. Captain Pockley was probably the first member of the Australian forces to be killed during the First World War, and certainly the first Australian medical officer to be killed in WWI. Other biographical details concerning him are: physician and surgeon, of Wahroonga, NSW; born North Sydney; educated at Sydney Church of England Grammar School and the University of Sydney; won scholarships both at school and the University. He was the winner of the school championship athletic shield two years in succession.

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  • Pockley, Brian Colden Antill (Captain, b.1890 - d.1914)
  • Handwritten copy of diary of Brian Colden Antill Pockley, 1914 RCDIG0000390 - (1)

    Handwritten copy of a diary relating to the First World War service of Captain Brian Colden Antill Pockley, Australian Army Medical Corps and the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force. The original diary was compiled by Captain Pockley ...

  • Handwritten copy of letter from Brian Colden Antill Pockley, 1914 RCDIG0000391 - (2)

    Handwritten copy of letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Brian Colden Antill Pockley, Australian Army Medical Corps and the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force. The original letter was written by Captain Brian ...

  • Letters relating to Brian Colden Antill Pockley, 1914 RCDIG0000392 - (3)

    Handwritten copies of letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Brian Colden Antill Pockley, Australian Army Medical Corps and the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force. The original condolence letters were written by ...