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Trooper Walter Hokin

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Sylvia Joan O'Brien, Woy Woy NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great neice

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