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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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Henry “Harry” Walter George Bock

Corporal
Essex
Born
Canning Town - 1892
Died
France and Flanders - 13 May 1918
Age
26
Death
Killed in action
Served in
Essex
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
Unknown
Lived
Denmark Street, Plaistow

Henry Walter George "Harry"'s story

The Tabernacle Messenger of June 1918 reported that Harry Bock had been killed in action.

Thanks to Paul McAllister, who is a distant relative of Harry Bock (as well as great-grandson of William Belcher) for the following:

Henry Walter George Bock, born in Canning Town in 1892 (this is confirmed by an entry in the births, marriages and deaths index). Before the war he was a Ships Chandler, and in 1911 was living in Denmark Street, Plaistow. He was the son of George Albert Bock (b.1865, d.1934) and Esther Bock (nee De-ath) and was one of three children. He married in West Ham in 1915 to Grace Fleetwood (b.1893, d.1966) and had a son Stanley Bock (1916-1994).

 He enlisted at Canning Town and served as an Acting Corporal, Regimental Number 34458, in 2nd Battalion, The Essex Regiment and was killed in action on May 13th 1918. He was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Service Number
34458
Mother
Esther
Father
George Albert
Spouse
Grace
Buried
Gonnehem British Cemetery, Belgium
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  1. Catherine Fitzpatrick
    July 21, 2015
    3:08 pm

    Henry Walter George Bock n/a Harry was my g/father. On the 16th July 2015, i visited his war grave in Gonnehem France and laid a wreath.

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