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,





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.

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Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

Posted in First World War, Suffolk Regiment

  1. samantha lanier says:

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


      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

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