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Name: George Thomas COCKBAIN
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: G T Service No.: 2065
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Egremont, Cumberland. Age at Death: 27
Unit: 1st/4th Bn (Territorials) Northumberland Fusiliers.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Prudhoe, Northumberland, in September 1914.
Place of Residence:
Home Address:
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Friday 15th September 1916
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 15th 22nd September 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Crawcrook Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, Roll of Honour.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B
Buried: No known grave
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Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
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Family Details:
Son of George and Ann Jane Cockbain of 14 West View, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : George had twice been previously wounded during action. George's brother, Martin Luther Cockbain, served with the Royal Navy and was on board HMS Malaya at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916. He returned home unscathed after being in the thick of the action.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War
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