Frederick John COCHRAN

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COCHRAN, Frederick John

Service Number: 35
Enlisted: 16 December 1914, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 24th Machine Gun Company
Born: Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1881
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
Cemetery: Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 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, SN 35, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
28 May 1915: Embarked Sergeant, SN 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, SN 35, 13th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Oct 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Squadron Sergeant Major, SN 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: 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.