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  cap badgeSergeant John Cochrane

18th Battalion (Glasgow Yeomanry) Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 37787 previously 8972

John Cochrane grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Eldest 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. His brother-in-law Private George Cummings of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 20/05/1916 aged 27. Brothers - George Cochrane (1885– ), Andrew Cochrane (1888– ) and William Cochrane (1890–1917). Children - Alexander Cochrane (25/10/1904-27/09/1969), Jean Cochrane, Christina (Tinny) Cochrane (06/03/1912- ), John Cochrane (14/08/1910- ) and Annie Cochrane (07/04/1908- ). From the 1891 Census - Address - 27 Watsons Land, Coatbridge - Jas Cochrane aged 30, Mary Ann Cochrane aged 26, John Cochrane aged 8, George Cochrane aged 6, Andrew Cochrane aged 3, William Cochrane aged 1.

Born / Resided

Bellshill / 37 Whifflet St, Coatbridge.

Died

Killed in Action 25/03/1918 Somme

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

Miner.

Age

35 / DOB - 26/11/1882

Buried / Remembered

Pozieres Memorial (Panel 72), 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 Directory for John's brother Private William Cochrane and his brother-in-law Private George Cummings' pages. See photos for John's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, another photo of John kindly sent by his Grandson John Miller, John's name on the Pozieres Memorial x 3, his name on the Pozieres Memorial Panel List, his CWGC Grave Registration and the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge.

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

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