Born: 1st January 1900, Ipswich.

Died: 13th June 1944; age: 48; MPK.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 6th January 1919 – signed up for 12 years; Occupation: Mate on a Barge. Height: 5ft 6ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & brown hair. Tattooed both forearms, 2nd finger on left hand, and 3rd finger on the right hand.

Rank: Stoker Petty Officer; Service Number: C/K55218.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Boadicea.’


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Florence Cocker; husband of Kate Cocker, of Ipswich.




1901   18, Alfred Street, Ipswich.


James was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Cocker, 30, a Boot & Shoe Clicker, born Colchester, Essex.

Florence Mary Virginia Cocker (nee Richardson), 25, born Ipswich.

May Florence Ann Cocker, 4, born Ipswich.


1911   13, Alfred Street, Ipswich.


James was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James, 38, a Shoemaker – Shoe Factory.

Florence, 36.

Florence, 13, worked at a Sweet Factory.

Mary Ann Florence Cocker, 8, born Ipswich.

Thomas Harry Cocker, 7, born Ipswich.

Ethel Mabel Cocker, 3, born Ipswich.

Frederick George Cocker, 7 months, born Ipswich – died 1911, Ipswich.


In 1941, Ipswich, James married Kate Emma Nixon (nee Bumstead), born 1895, Ipswich.

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