George Victor COCHRANE

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COCHRANE, George Victor

Service Number: 2123
Enlisted: 5 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bordertown, South Australia, 11 January 1893
Home Town: Langhorne Creek, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Nairne School
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in action, France, 25 July 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balhannah Old Scholars Roll of Honor, Langhorne Creek WW1 Roll of Honour, Langhorne Creek War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

5 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2123, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2123, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
25 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2123, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE LANCE-CORPORAL G. V. COCHRANE. 

Word was received at Langhorne's Creek on August 18 by Mrs. H. A. Cochrane of the death in action in France of her second son, Lance-Corporal George V. Cochrane, on July 23. He was 23 years of age, and left South Australia on June 23, 1915. After serving for four months on Gallipoli he proceeded to France on April 2, 1916. Lance-Corporal Cochrane had lived here for the greater part of his life, and was much respected. He was a capable athlete, being one of the most prominent tennis and football players in the district. Two other brothers are serving at the front." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 02 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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