Nicholas Kocaj

Born 18.12.1893
Place Tomaszow, Poland
Ethnic origin Polish
Religion Roman Catholic
Father Mareusz Kocaj

Wife Gladys Winnifred Kocaj (née Wilshere), married 1919 at Bradford-on-Avon, England, children Phyllis (1920-1960), Joan May (b. 1922), James Nelson (1923-1945, WWII), Julia Nicola (b. 1925). After Nicholas' death his widow and children returned to England. Later his daughter Joan May and her family moved to Australia.*

Arrived at Australia on 28.07.1910
Residence before enlistment Coffs Harbour, NSW
Occupation 1916, 1921 cook, 1923 poultry farmer*
Naturalisation Served as Russian subject
Residence after the war Turramurra, Sydney
Died 14.06.1925, Sydney*

Service #1

Service number 2832
Enlisted 15.08.1916
Place of enlistment Sydney
Unit 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Rank Private
Place Western Front, 1918-1919
Final fate RTA 18.04.1920
Discharged 28.01.1921


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Digitised alien registration (NAA)

*Information from granddaughter Sylvia J Geddes

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