COCHRANE, John Alexander
(Service number 29738)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 13 January 1887 Place of Birth Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Carter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status married
Next of Kin Mrs J A Cochrane (wife) c/- T Hamilton, Matewai, Waihao Downs, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company
Date 16 October 1916
Transport HMNZT 66 Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 12 October 1917 Age 31
Place of Death Ypres, Belguim
Cause kia
Notices Timaru Herald, Volume CVI, Issue 16397, 21 November 1917, Page 5
Memorial or Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Waimate First World War Memorial?

Biographical Notes

husband of Janet Morton(married 25 Mar 1910 Darvell, Scotland, father of Annie born 14 Sept 1910, Darvell, Scotland. Possibly shown as J Cochrane on Waimate Memorial


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