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Corporal Ben Cockran

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Ben Cockran

Ancestor's date of birth: 01/01/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 08/09/1962

Cause of Death: Detail not provided.

Service Number: 1487

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided.


Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 01/05/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided.

Murray Page: 112


Ship: Detail not provided, Date of Sailing: 15/05/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: February 1900 - March 1901 in Free State, Transvaal, and western Cape Colony including charge at Diamond Hill (12 June 1900); absorbed A Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles in March 1900, 1st WA Mounted Infantry April 1900, and E Squadron NSW Mounted Rifles in May 1900.

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided.

Note: His name in Murray is spelt wrong as "Cockran" and on his other forms is spelt correctly as "Cochran".

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Bene Cockran, DRYSDALE VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephew

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