Wallace Allan COCHRANE


COCHRANE, Wallace Allan

Service Number: QX5560
Enlisted: 21 May 1940, Toowoomba, Qld.
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd/2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 15 March 1920
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School, East State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 11 July 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
XVI F 24, El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Grammar School WW2 Honour Board, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW2, Toowoomba St Stephen's Church WW2 Memorial Tablet, Toowoomba WW2 Roll of Honour Book, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant, SN QX5560, 2nd/2nd Machine Gun Battalion
21 May 1940: Enlisted Lieutenant Colonel, SN QX5560, 2nd/2nd Machine Gun Battalion, Toowoomba, Qld.
21 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN QX5560
11 Jul 1942: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Lot Haynes Cochrane and Eva May Cochrane, of Toowoomba, Queensland

Whist commanding No. 3 Platoon of “A” Company of his battalion near Tel El Eisa Ridge, he was wounded on 10th July 1942 and he died as a result of his wounds on 11th July 1942.