Lurgan's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

Joseph Rocks

We Will Remember Them

Petty Officer Rocks, Joseph
Clyde Z/4397
Drake Bn. R.N. Div. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

who died on
Tuesday, 20th November 1917. Aged 22

Additional Information:
Son of Michael and Mary Rocks, of 19 Edward Street,
Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Letter from Lieutenant Southwood to Mrs Joseph Rocks: June 1917:

“Petty Officer Joseph Rocks was killed by an enemy shell whilst superintending some important work in consolidating a position won by his Division in April and May. He was only with us a short time, but he won the respect of the men and officers of the company, and was looked upon as being one of the best Petty Officers in the battalion. At the time of his death he was standing in the open superintending the work of his men in the trench, and despite heavy shelling he carried on with his work in a manner, which did him the greatest possible credit. It will be I am sure a great consolation to you to know that he suffered no pain, as he was killed instantaneously. You have, and will at least have, the satisfaction of knowing that he died as a true Britisher should – doing his duty bravely and well.”

ARRAS MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France
Grave or Reference Panel Number:
Bay 1

Joseph Rocks

from information supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our thanks to Richard Edgar for Additional Information.

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