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  • 13155 Private Joseph Henry Stocks was killed in action on 13 November 1915 on Gallipoli. From Tuesday 12 until Wednesday 13 men from the battalion mounted guards in Ducks Nest post. Joseph is buried in Azmak  Military Cemetery, grave I. D. 3. Visited, photo taken and cross laid by John Morse
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Sutton In Ashfield Nottinghamshire
He was the son of William and Ellen Stocks (later Oscroft) and the brother of Edward and Ellen Stocks. In 1911 they lived at 14 West End Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire.
1911 census - Coal Miner, Pony driver
13 Nov 1915
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13155
Sutton in Ashfield
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Joseph Henry Stocks was killed in action, probably by a sniper, on 13 November 1915 when the battalion mounted a guard in Ducks Nest for 24 hours, 6.30 pm on 12 until 6.20 pm on 13th. He is buried in Azmak Cemetery, Suvla. The cemetery was made after the Armistice and therefore Joseph would first have been buried close to the front line.
Pte. Joseph Stocks, 9th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, wrote a letter to his widowed mother from Suvla on 15th October 1915 which was published on 20th November 1915 in the ‘Notts. Free Press,’ “Dear Mother, just a few lines to you hoping to find you in the best of health as it leaves me at present. Christmas is drawing near and, although I shall be not having my dinner, I want you to have a good one, and so I am sending your Christmas box in advance, for there is no knowing what is going to happen out here. It only takes your letters ten days to come now, so I shall be expecting one or two now and again.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 13155 Private Joseph Henry Stocks was killed in action on 13 November 1915 on Gallipoli. From Tuesday 12 until Wednesday 13 men from the battalion mounted guards in Ducks Nest post. Joseph is buried in Azmak  Military Cemetery, grave I. D. 3. Visited, photo taken and cross laid by John Morse
    Joseph Henry Stocks Grave - 13155 Private Joseph Henry Stocks was killed in action on 13 November 1915 on Gallipoli. From Tuesday 12 until Wednesday 13 men from the battalion mounted guards in Ducks Nest post. Joseph is buried in Azmak Military Cemetery, grave I. D. 3. Visited, photo taken and cross laid by John Morse