Frederick John COCKING

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COCKING, Frederick John

Service Number: 4760
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Alford, Lincolnshire, England., 1886
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bricklayer
Died: Killed in action, France, 26 November 1916
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Grave I. F. 5. Personal Inscription HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE HOMELAND
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4760, 7th Infantry Battalion
7 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4760, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
26 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4760, 5th Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Birth registered as Frederic John.

Births Mar 1886   COCKING Frederic John Louth 7a 603.

He was 30 and the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Cocking.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Frederick Cocking, a bricklayer, was 29 when he enlisted in March, 1915. Born in Lincolnshire, England, Frederick was 5' 6" tall with blue eyes and brown hair. His next-of-kin is listed as his sister, Sarah Elizabeth Blackburn of Lincolnshire, England. Frederick joined the 5th Pioneer Battalion in April 1916 serving in France until his death on 26th November, 1916.