COCHRANE, Allan Shearer
(Service number 6/1265)

First Rank Sergeant Last Rank


Date 1 June 1895 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Harris Street, Waimate
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin G. V. COCHRANE, County Clerk, Waimate
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 2nd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Transport Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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 10 March 1980 Age 84 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated, ashes interred Waikumete cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Eucalyptus Glade, Row Sc - ash, Plot 0
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Allan Shearer Cochrane was the younger son of George Veitch Cochrane, one time Waimate County clerk, and his wirfe, Margaret née Shearer. Allan was called up in 1917 but he had gone to the front much earlier, possibly as early as 1914. Allan Shearer Cochrane died on 10 March 1980 at the Ranfurly Veterans Home and left his body for medical research. He was cremated on 11 June 1982 and his ashes were interred in the Waikumete Cemetery. The name Allan Cochrane, 2nd Reinforcements, is recorded on the Waimate Knox Church Sunday School roll of honour, which was unveiled on 26 March 1916. Late in 1915 the "time had come to set down in order the names of ex-pupils of the Waimate Presbyterian Sunday School who had become soldiers of the Empire in the great fight for home and justice."


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 February 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 February 2020]; Waikumete Cemetery burial record (Auckland Council) [07 February 2020]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 27 March 1916 (Papers Past) [03 February 2020]

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