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422127
  • Title
    Pockley family papers, 1863-1959
  • Creator
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1863-1959
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422127
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    (2") box
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Captain Brian Coldin Antill Pockley and Lieutenant John Graham Antill Pockley were the sons of Dr. Antill Francis Pockley.
    Brian Coldin Antill Pockley, medical practitioner of North Sydney, was appointed Captain in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 18 Aug. 1914. He was the first Australian officer to be killed in action during World War I, when going to the aid of W.G.V. Williams, who became the first Australian serviceman to die, at Bita Paka, Rabaul 11 Sept. 1914.
    John Graham Antill Pockley, farmer and grazier of Yarran Springs, N.S.W., embarked from Sydney on the Anchises 24 Jan. 1917 and served with the 63rd and the 33rd battalion in France where he was killed in action, 30 Mar.1918
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Brian Coldin Antill Pockley papers, 1910-1917

    ITEM 02
    Letters to Dr. Antill Pockley regarding his sons Brian and John Pockley, 21 August 1890-19 February 1926

    ITEM 03
    Hooke family papers, 1863-1959

    ITEM 04
    University of Sydney, Public Examination, 1875

    ITEM 05
    Pockley family photographs, ca. 1866-1918

    ITEM 06
    Pockley family realia : Albert chain possibly belonging to Brian Colden Antill Pockley : an ivy leaf from a vine Carlyle planted in his garden at Chelsea : fabric writing case
  • Source
    Presented by Miss N. Darley, niece of Miss Pockley, 1964 Pic.Acc.583
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
  • Conservation note

    Requires rehousing.
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