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Donald James COCHRANE

Regimental number515
Date of birth30 June 1873
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
SchoolPort Adelaide and Grote Street, Adelaide, Public Schools, South Australia
OccupationBoilermaker labourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinmother, Mrs Agnes Downie Cochrane, Rose 1nn Hotel, Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 525 Pte Andrew Downie COCHRANE, 27th Bn, died of wounds, 9 December 1915; 2124 Pte Reginald Downie COCHRANE, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 June 1916; 928 Pte Herbert COCHRANE, 10th Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915; 2 nephews.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken prisoner of war, Nieuport, 10 July 1917.

Discharged, 8 July 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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