Frederick John (Fred) COCHRAN

COCHRAN, Frederick John

Service Numbers: 1268, 35
Enlisted: 24 January 1901, Enlisted as a Saddler.
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 24th Machine Gun Company
Born: Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand, 10 January 1880
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Caversham Public School, Dunedin, NZ and Echuca and Lancefield State Schools, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed In Action, Zonnebeke, Belgium, 17 October 1917, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension
War Grave: II. H. 19.
Memorials: Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor, Brunswick Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, 1268, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
24 Jan 1901: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, 1268, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, Enlisted as a Saddler.
15 Feb 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Saddler, 1268, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, Embarked from Port Melbourne on the "Orient".
24 Mar 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Saddler, 1268, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles
26 Apr 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces - Boer War Contingents, Saddler, 1268, 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, Awarded the QSA with five clasps (CC/OFS/TVL/01/01)

World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, 35, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Melbourne, Vic.
29 Mar 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Melbourne, Vic.
28 May 1915: Involvement Sergeant, 35, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
28 May 1915: Embarked Sergeant, 35, 13th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Melbourne
23 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Squadron Sergeant Major, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Egypt
11 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Squadron Sergeant Major, 35, 13th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
4 Oct 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Squadron Sergeant Major, 35, 13th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli, SW to groin. Evacuated to England.
15 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Squadron Sergeant Major, Australian Army Service Corps, 1st Anzac Mounted Division, England
10 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Australian Army Service Corps, 1st Anzac Mounted Division, England
18 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 4th Machine Gun Company, England.
8 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 24th Machine Gun Company, Belgium
25 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Machine Gun Company, Belgium
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Machine Gun Company, Polygon Wood
17 Oct 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Machine Gun Company, K.I.A.
17 Oct 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 24th Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Previous military service:

Served in 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles, SN 1268, Boer War;

Sgt Major 9th Light Horse Regt, Bendigo.