ARTHUR WILLIAM COCKER

 

Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd April 1917; age 19; KiA.

Residence: 1, Ayslum Yard, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.

Employed: as a Moulder at Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 28th February 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 200267

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 1762, Suffolk Regiment.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star

 

Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   26, Potter Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Harry William Cocker, 35, a Dockside Labourer, born Ipswich.

(Florence) Flora Cocker (nee Reynolds), 26, a Corset Maker – at home, born Colchester, Essex.

May Florence Cocker, 3, born Ipswich.

 

1911   9, Watts Court, Foundation Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 14 years old, he worked at a Newsagents. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 42, a Labourer – Iron Works.

Florence, 36, a Charwoman – Public House.

May, 12.

Harry Cocker, 9, born Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Harry W. Cocker – father.

 

 

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich and the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

IMG_4736 (2)

Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

Posted in First World War, Suffolk Regiment

2 comments on “ARTHUR WILLIAM COCKER
  1. samantha lanier says:

    Hi i have a photo of this man if you would like a copy.

    • IPSWICH WAR MEMORIAL says:

      Hi Samantha, yes we would love to have a copy. We are in the Poppy shop in Sailmakers (Tower Ramparts) shopping centre next Saturday if you have a hard copy we can scan or if not just mail us.
      Regards Andrew Beal

2 Pings/Trackbacks for "ARTHUR WILLIAM COCKER"
  1. […] Eric Landon Brown Horace Manton Brown Louis George Clifford (not on Christchurch parks memorial) Arthur William Cocker Wilfred Chapman Howard Albert Edward James George William Knights Sidney Smith Leggett Alfred […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*