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Nottingham
Also COKAYNE (Registers of Soldiers' Effects & Medal Roll and Marriage Index) William Cockayne was the son of Elizabeth Cockayne of 9 Lower Place, Leenside, Nottingham. There is a record of the marriage of a William Cokayne (sic) to Elizabeth Birch in 1918 (J/F/M Nottingham). There is a record of the registration of the birth of an Elizabeth Birch in 1896 (J/F/M Nottingham).
14 Oct 1918
1629152 - CWGC Website
10702
Sergeant
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Also COKAYNE (Registers of Soldiers' Effects & Medal Roll and Marriage Index) Previous units. 10702 2nd Bn. Notts & Derby R. Sgt., 10702 9th Bn. Notts & Derby R., 10702 1st Bn. Notts & Derby R., 10702 16th Bn. Notts & Derby R., 10702 15th Bn. Notts & Derby R. William was part of the British Expeditionary Force and disembarked 8 September 1914. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. He qualified for the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post: 'Cokayne. Killed in action 14 October 1918, Sergeant W Cokayne, Sherwood Foresters, husband of Elizabeth Cokayne, wife and family. Willie Cokayne, late of Leenside, mother, sisters, brothers, Arthur in France.' Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His wife Elizabeth was his legatee.
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