Born: 1869, Colchester, Essex.

Baptised: 15th August 1869, at St. Botolph Church, Colchester, Essex.

Died: 25th January 1902; age 32; KiA at Dam Plaats, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Enlistment date: 14th July 1901.


Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 749.

Regiment: Kitchener’s Fighting Scouts, 2nd Battalion.


Clasp Awarded: Orange Free State.




1871   Camp Villas, Camp Road, Colchester, Essex.


Harrison was a year old and living with his parents 7 sister.

Alfred Cobb, 36, a Bank Clerk, born Copford, Essex.

Mary Jane Cobb (nee Hills), 24, born Feering, Essex.

Mary Eleanor Cobb, 3 months, born Colchester.

1 general domestic servant.

1 nursemaid.


1881   Military Road, Colchester, Essex.


Harrison was 11 years old and living with his father & sister.

Alfred, 44, a Bank Clerk.

Mary, 10.

1 general domestic servant.


Harrison’s mother, Mary Jane Cobb was visiting her 76 year old, widowed mother, Hannah Hills (nee Harrison), at her home at Feering Hills, Feering, Essex.


1891   Bank, High Street, Colchester, Essex.


Harrison was 21 years old, a Merchant’s Clerk. He was living with his parents.

Alfred, 54, a Bank Manager.

Mary Jane, 44.

2 general domestic servants.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alfred Cobb – father.


Chelmsford Chronicle – Friday, 7th February 1902 – MR. HARRISON COBB KILLEDAmong the eight members of Kitchener’s Fighting Scouts killed in the fighting at Damplaatson 25th January, was Mr. Harrison Cobb, only son of Mr. Alfred Cobb, manager of Messrs, Barclay’s Bank at Colchester. The deceased was well known in Colchester, where he resided with his father. He went out to South Africa about a year ago, and took part in a good deal of the campaigning.


The Boer War.

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