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Sergeant John Cochrane

18th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 37787 previously 8972

John Cochrane grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of James (1861-1951) and Mary Ann Hastings Cochrane (1863- ). Husband of Annie Cummings Cochrane (1887-1963). Father of 5 children. John had 3 brothers. Johns younger brother Private William Cochrane of the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 05/11/1917 aged 28 (see index). His brother-in-law Private George Cummings of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 20/05/1916 aged 27 (see index). From Ancestry Records - Brothers - George Cochrane (1885– ), Andrew Cochrane (1888– ) and William Cochrane (1890–1917). Children - Alexander Cochrane (25/10/1904-27/09/1969), Jean Cochrane, Tinny Cochrane, John Cochrane and Annie Cochrane.

Born / Resided

Bellshill / 37 Whifflet St, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 25/03/1918 Somme


Coatbridge 1914




35 / DOB -1883

Buried / Remembered

Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The POZIERES MEMORIAL relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918. The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918.

Additional Information

John was sent home in September 1917 with smallpox. He re-joined 6 months later to be back with his comrades. See photos for another photo of John kindly sent by his Grandson John Miller and Johns name on Pozieres Memorial

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Heart of a lion
John cochrane Miller , Belfast , 22/11/2018 11:47AM

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