John Allen Bockett

1894 Dec 29. Born Leek, Staffs

1901 census at Leek, Staffs with uncle & aunt

1911 census at Denstone College, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire,

Enlisted in Royal Fusiliers

1915 Nov 14 posted to France

1916 Aug 1. Posted back UK

1916 Aug 8 Commissioned in N. Staff. Reg. . Pte. J. A. Bockett, from R. Fus.

J. A. Bockett , after serving eighteen months in the ranks, obtained a commission i n the N o r t h Staffords. H e joined them at Kemmel , and was then a fortnight at " Plug Street," where it was very quiet. " After that we moved right down to the Aisne, where we had a pretty rough time . (from Old Denston School Mag)

Another edition of the Old Denstonian reports he was in hospital with Trench Fever

1918 Feb Promoted Lt

1922 Mar 30. enlisted in Palestine Gendarmerie as a Lieutenant .

Gannon writes that Captain Blackett, Major John Kershaw, Major Hallowell Carew, and Lt. John Bockett, were recruited from RIC intelligence,

1926 Oct/Dec married Katherine Winnifrede Elliot (Born 1898)

1926 Nov 25 Leaves UK for Kenya, He is a Coffee Planter. Wife Katherine

1940 May 25. gazetted 2nd Lt— John Allen BOCKETT (205717).

1945 Dec 16. A C F Section . War Subs Capt J A BOCKETT (205717) relinquishes his commn , and is granted the hon rank of Maj

1947 Nov 12 England. Leaves UK with his wife for Kenya. He is a Planter

1973 Mar 8 Died Nairobi, He left around £9000 in UK



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