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Regimental number3040
Place of birthDunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland
SchoolStewarton, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia21
OccupationShipping clerk
Address50 King Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, T Cochran, 73 Robertson Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 December 1916
Place of death or woundingCombles, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot Vi, Row K, Grave No. 9),
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Agnes G. COCHRAN. Native of Dunlop, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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