HAROLD HORNSBY COCK

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

Image courtesy of IWM

 

Born: 1884, 7, Westgate Street, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Died: 1st July 1916; age: 32; KiA.

Residence: West Ealing.

Enlistment Location: London.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th May 1915 – France.

 

Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 3848.

Regiment: Queen Victoria Rifles, County of London, 9th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

III.H.3.

Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2,

Hebuterne,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Ellen Cock, of 171, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   7, Westgate Street, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Harold was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Cock, 55, a Manager – Oil & Colour Man, born Camberwell, London.

Ellen Cock (nee Hornsby), 44, born Newington, London.

Edith Hornsby Cock, 16, not well, born Ipswich – died 1892, Ipswich.

Sidney Hornsby Cock, 13, born Ipswich.

Ethel Hornsby Cock, 11, born Ipswich.

Alfred Hornsby Cock, 9, born Ipswich.

Christopher Hornsby Cock, born Ipswich.

1 general domestic servant.

 

1901   Mount Sorrel, Gore Park Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

 

Harold was 16 years old, a Draper’s Assistant. He and his sister Edith were living with his sister and her family.

Percy James Sayer, 30, a Draper’s Assistant, born Dorking, Surrey.

Helen Hornsby Cock, 30, born Ipswich.

Donald Hornsby Sayer, 1, born Heathfield, East Sussex.

Ethel Hornsby Cock, 21, a Draper’s Assistant, born Ipswich.

1911   The Hill House, Dedham, Essex.

 

Harold was 27 years old, a Footman, and 1 of 6 servants for 60 year old, widow, Margaret Elizabeth Mounsey.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to John Cock – father, and after John’s death in 1918, Ipswich – to Gilbert Hornsby Cock & Walter Hornsby Cock – brothers.

 

Harold is remembered on the family headstone at J. Section, Ipswich Old Cemetery – paternal grandparents – Gilbert & Mary Ann Cock, father – John Cock, siblings Edwin Hornsby Cock, age 5, Christopher Hornsby Cock, age 14, and Edith Hornsby Cock, age 17.

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