The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Walter Hokin|
Name of Ancestor: Walter Edward Hokin
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1876
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Not Known
Service Number: 2086
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney NSW
Unit: 3rd New South Wales Imperial Bushman
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: Detail not provided
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided
Murray Page: 155
Contingent: Detail not provided
Ship: Detail not provided
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: Detail not provided
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: "The Third Imperial Bushmen was a Regiment formed at Klerksdorp Transvaal on 4th May 1901 from drafts consisiting of 230 officers and NCO's and men intended for the NSW Imperial Bushman and Citizens Bushman; but owing to these 2 regiments being under orders for home,the men were formed into a seperate regiment under the command of Major Hon, Rupert Carrington" 'Murry List pg 144.
Extract from orders Klerksdorp 4th June 1902 Para 2:
The following telegram from Sir Ian Hamilton.
" I am ordered to revert to my post as Chief of Staff,Headquarters,and must therefore, bid you and your gallant troops farewell. Convey to them my very good wishes,and congratulate them from me in having played so distinguished part in the closing scenes of the South African War whereby I am convinced you have contributed in a very special degree to the termination of hostilities"
Murray List pg 145.
Sailed home on the transport 'Drayton Grange' arrived in Sydney 12th August 1902 Date of Sailing: 12/07/1902
Service and life after the Boer War: He served in WW1: 13253 Pte Walter Edward Hokin 2nd Battalion 11th reinforcement. He embarked from Sydney NSW on board HMAT Euripides on the 2nd November 1915,returned to Australia on 15th April 1917. It is belived he was discharged medically unfit. "His son George tried unsuccessfully to obtain his First World War medals but was told he was not entitled to them." Sylivia O'Brien's letter.
Name of Descendant: Sylvia Joan O'Brien, Woy Woy NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great neice