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Born: 1897, Windhill
Died: 12 October 1917
Address: Malyalling, Wickapin, Western Australia
Parents: John Albert & Alice
Siblings: Laurence
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill
Regiment: Australian Infantry
Edward Ward Wilcock
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Pte Edward Ward Wilcock, 51st Battalion Australian Imperial Forces, was killed in action in France on October 12th. He was the third son of Mr and Mrs John A Wilcock of 139 Wilmer Road, Heaton and formerly of Windhill. The family emigrated to Australia about seven years ago and were farming in Malyalling, Wickapin, Western Australia Pte Wilcock joined up with his elder brother, Lawrence E Wilcock and the two brothers were within a few yards of each other in the front line trenches when a shell fell near to Edward. It was the unfortunate experience of his elder brother to be with the party who went to the assistance of Edward only to find that he was dead along with two more. He was a fine, promising young man and his loss is greatly to be deplored. Shipley Times & Express 2-11-1917
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