(Service number 53321)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 31 December 1889 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Wairepa, Otago
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Mary Sophia COCHRANE (mother), Glenavy, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 29th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date 13 November 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 12 November 1957 Age 67 years
Place of Death Balclutha
Memorial or Cemetery Balclutha Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

David Cochrane was the third son of James Paterson and Mary Sophia (née Pollard) Cochrane. David's father drowned accidentally in the Waiao River in July 1904. His two older brothers, John and James, 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]

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