(Service number 7/30)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 17 December 1887 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/- Loan Cowper, Waimate
Occupation Stock agent
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Mary S. COCHRANE (mother), Glenavy, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Sheep farmer


Date 19 September 1961 Age 73 years
Place of Death Wakari Hospital, Dunedin; of Tokoiti, Milton
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Crematorium, Dunedin
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Cochrane was the second son of James Paterson and Mary Sophia (née Pollard) Cochrane. His father drowned accidentally in the Waiao River in July 1904. Two of his brothers, John and David, also served in World War I. Two cousins lost their lives in the war - John Alexander Cochrane at Gallipoli in 1915 and Charles Tennant at sea in 1918, and two other cousins served - John (Jack) Tennant and James Wallace Tennant.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 October 2019]; ref. Oamaru Mail, 18, 19 & 21 July 1904 (Papers Past) [30 October 2019]; Andersons Bay Crematorium record (Dunedin City Council) [29 October 2019]

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