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  • Family headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (March 2016).
Person Details
He was born in 1887 (registered Oct/Nov/Dec), the son of William Cockram and Lavinia (Minnie) Cockram (nee Watkinson). His parents were married in 1872 (Oct/Nov/Dec) and according to the information given by William on the 1911 census he and his wife had had six children of whom only four were still alive at the time of the census in 1911. However, only three sons, Frederick, Samuel and Arthur, have been identified on earlier census. In 1891 William, a lace dyer, and Minnie were living at 6 Lower Eldon Street, Sneinton. There were three children in the home on the night of the census; Frederick (15), Samuel (12) and Arthur (3). Arthur's parents had moved to 10 Lower Eldon Street by the time of the 1901 census and were living there with two sons, Samuel (22), a machine fitter, and Arthur. Their oldest son, Frederick (25), his wife, Catherine (23), and daughter, Elsie (2), were living in the former family home at 6 Lower Eldon Street. Minnie Cockram died in 1910 and in 1911 Arthur and his widowed father were living at 69 Trent Road, Nottingham. Arthur's mother died on 26 April 1910 aged 58 and his father on 22 February 1924 aged 77.
In 1901 he was an office boy in an engineering works; by 1911 he was a fitter tool maker.
26 Aug 1917
435556 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Woolwich, Kent.
Armament Staff Sergeant
Army Ordnance Corps
A Battery, attached 75th Bde Royal Field Artillery. He served in France from 20 December 1915. He is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery (grave ref. II.G.3).
Family headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery: 'In loving remembrance of Lavinia, the beloved wife of William Cockram who died April 26th 1910, aged 58 years. A patient wife and mother. At rest in God. Also of the above William Corkram who died February 22nd 1924 aged 77 years. Peace after pain. Also in loving memory of Arthur, youngest son of the above, killed in action Aug 26th 1917 near Elverdinghe, Belgium, aged 29 years. Staff Sergeant (Fitter) A Cockram Army Ordnance Corps, Attd. A Battery, 75th Brigade RFA. Thy will be done.' Arthur's father, William Cockram was his legatee. Rachel Farrand
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  • Family headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (March 2016).
    Arthur Cockram - Family headstone, Nottingham Church (Rock) Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (March 2016).