(Service number 7/30)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||17 December 1887||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||C/- Loan Cowper, Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Mary S. COCHRANE (mother), Glenavy, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||19 September 1961||Age||73 years|
|Place of Death||Wakari Hospital, Dunedin; of Tokoiti, Milton|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Andersons Bay Crematorium, Dunedin|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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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