Willie Cocking (1892-1917)

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Willie Cocking

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

COCKING, WILLIE. Private. No 35724. 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 3/22808 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 52 Dale Street, Huddersfield, 26.3.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs Cocking, 52 Dale Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a bottle washer by Messrs J. Bray and Company Limited, ale and porter bottlers, Rook Street, Huddersfield. Attended St. Joseph's Church, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 1.7.1916. Embarked for France, 5.11.1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 9.4.1917. aged 24 years. Buried COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 15.

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