Marshall Albert COCKER MM

COCKER, Marshall Albert

Service Numbers: 8360, S3344
Enlisted: 15 September 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Goodwood South, South Australia, 25 April 1890
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Moulder
Died: Natural causes, Clarence Gardens, South Australia, 7 February 1955, aged 64 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Section: KO, Road: 20, Site No: 62
Memorials: Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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Peacetime

15 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia

World War 1 Service

22 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 8360, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 8360, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Melbourne
27 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 6th Field Artillery Brigade

World War 2 Service

29 Sep 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S3344
29 Sep 1941: Enlisted Private, SN S3344, Wayville, South Australia
29 Sep 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S3344
24 Jan 1942: Discharged Private, SN S3344

Awarded the Military Medal

On the 14th September, 1917, at ZILLEBEKE, the 18th Battery position was heavily shelled from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. with 5.9" and 8". At 3.36 p.m. an ammunition dump alongside No. 1 gun was hit and it and the gun pit caught fire. These men on Leiutenant DODD calling for a party rushed out of the shelter trench in the face of the heavy fire and with water from adjacent shell holes succeeded in putting it out. Later the pit was again hit and it and the ammunition and an adjacent pit caught fire. These men again went out with Leiutenant DODD in the face of the shelling and succeeded in saving the guns and ammunition. They displayed great gallantry and determination in the face of very considerable danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

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