Born: 9th October 1895, Great Bealings, Suffolk.

Died: 25th September 1918; age 22; KiA.

Residence: Mill Hill Cottages, Stanstead, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th August 1914.


Commission 28th August 1917 as Second Lieutenant, Norfolk Regiment.


Rank: Second Lieutenant; Regiment

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly Sergeant, 8510, Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Neuville – Bourjonval British Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late William & Jane Cocksedge, of Great Bealings, Suffolk; husband of Ada Cocksedge, of ‘The Ferris’, Manuden, Stanstead, Essex.




1901   Boot Street, Great Bealings, Suffolk.


Robert was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Cocksedge, 40, a Shoeing Smith – own account – at home, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Matilda Jane Cocksedge (nee Gillingham), 39, born Ipswich.

Harry William Cocksedge, 16, a Shoeing Smith – at home, born Playford, Suffolk.

Agnes Emily Caroline Cocksedge, 13, born Little Bealings, Suffolk.

Jessie Mabel Cocksedge, 8, born Nacton, Suffolk.

Frank Allen Cocksedge, 6, born Great Bealings.

Winifred Annie Cocksedge, 3, born Great Bealings.

Mildred Florence Cocksedge, 1, born Great Bealings.


1911   62, Schreiber Road, Ipswich.


Robert was 15 years old, a Smith’s Striker – Iron Foundry. He was living with his widowed father & sisters.

William, 50, a General Smith – own account.

Jessie, 18, the Housekeeper – at home.

Winifred, 13.

Mildred, 11.

Marjorie Bessie Cocksedge, 8, born Great Bealings.


Robert’s mother, Matilda Jane Cocksedge, died 1903, Great Bealings. His father, William Cocksedge, died 1915, Ipswich.


In 1917,n Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire, Robert married, Ada Tant, born 1890, Manuden, Essex.


Probate to Ada Cocksedge – widow.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ada Cocksedge – widow.


Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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