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  cap badgePrivate William Cochrane

1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders
Service No: 225

William Cochrane grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of James (1861-1951) and Mary Ann Hastings Cochrane (1863- ). Williams older brother Sergeant John Cochrane was Killed in Action on the 25/03/1918 at the Somme. His brother-in-law Private George Cummings of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Died of Wounds on the 20/05/1916 aged 27. From the 1901 Census - Address - 9 Comet St, Bellshill - James Cochrane aged 40, Andrew Cochrane aged 13 and William Cochrane aged 11. Brothers - John Cochrane (1883-1918), George Cochrane (1885– ), Andrew Cochrane (1888- ). 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

Coatbridge / 37 Whifflet St, Coatbridge.


Killed in Action 05/11/1917 Persian Gulf


Hamilton 1914


Clifton Iron Works / Reservist.



Buried / Remembered

Basra Memorial (Panel 37 and 64), Iraq.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Basra Memorial commemorates more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921 and whose graves are not known.

Additional Information

William was a Reservist and spent 2 years in India. See Directory for William's brother Sergeant John Cochrane and his brother-in-law Private George Cummings' pages. Also remembered on the St Johns Church Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for William's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects x 2, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Basra Memorial Panel List, the CWGC Basra Roll of Honour x 3, William's name on the CWGC Basra Roll of Honour and the Seaforth Highlanders Cap Badge.

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