The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Corporal Ben Cockran|
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
Contingent: 2ND NSW MOUNTED RIFLES
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".
Name of Descendant: Bene Cockran, DRYSDALE VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Great Nephew