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Michael Frederick COCKBURN

Regimental number19968
Place of birthBalaclava, Victoria
Address868 Malvern Road, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H Y Cockburn, 868 Malvern Road, Armadale, Victoria
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommisioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 October 1917


Military Medal

'On 26th September, 1917, Gunner COCKBURN was detailed as Runner to the Liaison Officer - (Lieutenant I.K. HARRISON). Throughout the day this man showed marked bravery and devotion to duty, carrying important despatches under heavy hostile shell-fire. In addition, Gunner COKCBURN assisted the Infantry with other important messages, this necessitating his passing repeatedly through heavy enemy barrages.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 August 1981
Place of burialSale Cemetery

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