Private Lyell Pocock

Service number 4577
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Shelbourne East
Death Date 1916-08-15
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 6th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Lyell Pocock (4577, 6th Battalion) was born in East Shelbourne, Victoria, and was working as a farm labourer when he enlisted in September 1915. Lyell died on 15 August 1916 of wounds received earlier that day during action at Pozieres. He is buried in the Becourt Military Cemetery, Albert, France. Lyell’s father wrote that he was 17 years and 6 months.



Date of enlistment 14 September 1915
Date of embarkation 28 January 1916
Date of death 15 August 1916
Date of fate 15 August 1916