Charles is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1898, Ipswich.

Died: 11th May 1916; age: 18; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2852.

Regiment: North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales’s) Regiment, 1st/6th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Foncquevillers Military Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1901   257, Uxbridge Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


Charles was 2 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Frederick Edward Cockerton, 31, a Journeyman Baker, born Gazeley, Suffolk.

Alice Cockerton (nee Dyson), 31, born Barrow, Suffolk.

Eliza Rebekah Cockerton, 4, born Barrow, Suffolk.

1 boarder.


1911   70, Henry Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.


Charles was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 41, a Malster – Brewer.

Alice, 41.

Eliza, 14.

Frederick Cockerton, 10, born Burton-on-Trent.

Vera Cockerton, 6, born Burton-on-Trent.

3 boarders.


Soldiers’ Effects to Edward Cockerton – father.

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