COCHRANE, Peter Hunter
(Service number 47499)

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Date 21 September 1882 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment P.O. Waimate
Occupation Carpenter
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Michael COCHRANE (father), Waimate, 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 27th Reinforcements, Specialists Company Machine-Gun Section
Date 12 June 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 31 August 1969 Age 86 years
Place of Death Palmerston North Public Hospital
Memorial or Cemetery Kevlin Grove Crematorium, Palmerston North
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Peter Hunter Cochrane was the second son of Scottish born Michael and Mary Ann (née Hunter) Cochrane, and the first of their family to be born in New Zealand. His older brother, Michael, was called up but did not serve. Peter married Emma Priscilla Remnant in 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [27 October 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [27 October 2019]; Kelvin Grove Crematorium record (Palmerston North Council) [29 October 2019]

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