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West Bridgford Nottingham
He was born in 1892, the son of Elwyn James and Mary Hannah Cocking. He had four younger siblings; Albert, Annie, Elsie May and John Percy Cocking. In 1901 Elwyn, a cabinet maker, his wife, children, William (9), Albert (7), Annie (6), Elsie M. (1) together with his widowed mother in law, Ann F. Gale (69), lived at 166 Kirkewhite Street, Meadows, Nottingham. By 1911 Elwyn and his wife with their five children, now including, John Percy (5), were living at 190 Blackstone Street, Meadows, Nottingham.
Attended Mundella School, Meadows, Nottingham. Mundella Magazine, Christmas 1918, ROH: 'Cocking, Herb. Sgt, Notts and Derbys.' Member 12th Nottingham (Mansfield Road Baptist Church) Boys Brigade. In 1911 he was a joiner and undertaker.
26 Sep 1917
1629169 - CWGC Website
Enlisted Nottingham
Company Sergeant Major
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He served in France from 25 February 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He qualified for the 1915 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Probate: Cocking William Herbert of 140 Kirkewhite-street Nottingham sergeant major in HM Army died 26 September 1917 in France Administration (with Will) Nottingham 19 November [1918] to Elwyn James Cocking [father] joiner and undertaker. Effects £288 5s 3d.
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