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Frederick COCKETT

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Surname: COCKETT

Forename(s): Frederick

Place of Birth: Hawes, Yorkshire

Service No: 6006

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Scots Guards

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 1st Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1914-10-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 11.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Frederick Cockett was the son of Elizabeth Cockett and Joseph Moore (they married in 1891) and brother of Gunner John Moore (50517) (q.v.). Both parents were born at Hawes, Yorkshire. Frederick and John were cousins of Private Harry Cockett (10916) (q.v.).

1891 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Frederick Cockett, aged 4 years, born Hawes. [Frederick was living with his grandparents, John and Mary Cockett.]

1901 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Main Street - Frederick Cockett, aged 14 years, born Hawes. [Frederick was employed by John F. Wear, Tailor.]

Frederick was married to Dinah Dover in 1914.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Frederick Cockett, 6006, Scot. Gds. Disembarkation date: 13.8.14. K. in A. 29.10.14.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Frederick Cockett, 6006, 1SG.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Frederick Cockett, 6006, 1 Bn Scots Gds. Date and Place of Death: 29.10.14. In action. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Dinah. £5 11s. 2d. Self and child. Grandmother - Sarah A. Dover. £3 6s. 8d.

A short biography of Frederick is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private Frederick COCKETT

Private Frederick COCKETT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Scots Guards

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Scots Guards

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: COCKETT

Forename(s): Frederick

Born: Hawes, Yorks

Residence: Hawes

Enlisted: Preston

Number: 6006

Rank: Gdsn

Regiment: Scots Guards

Battalion:

Decorations:

Died Date: 29/10/14

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: COCKETT

Forename(s): Frederick

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 6006

Rank: Private

Regiment: Scots Guards

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age:

Awards:

Died Date: 29/10/1914

Additional Information:

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

10 December 1915

HAWES SOLDIER REPORTED DEAD

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Moore, Hawes, that their son Fred, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, who has been missing since early November, 1914, was killed in action on October 29th, 1914. A communication was received from a private of the same battalion, who is a prisoner in Germany, stating from information he had received from men who were with him, he gathered that Moore was killed by a shell at Ypres on October 29th.

The report of his death has been accepted by the War Office for official purposes. He leaves a widow and one child. He had been on the reserve a year when the war broke out, and he went out with the First Expeditionary Force. Mr. and Mrs. Moore have two other sons both at the Front.

03 November 1916

HAWES – IMPRESSIVE MEMORIAL SERVICE

A very impressive memorial service for the soldiers from the parish, and those closely connected with the parish, who have fallen in the War, was held in St. Margaret’s Church on Sunday afternoon. From the Church tower the flag of St. George was flying half-mast, and the solemn tolling of the Church bell, announcing the hour of service, deepened the solemnity of the occasion. There was a large congregation, among whom were the relatives of many who have fallen. The service was conducted by the vicar (Rev. S. D. Crawford), and the hymns were 'Lead, Kindly Light’, ‘On the Resurrection Morning’, and ‘For all the Saints’. The soldiers whose memories were honoured were: Frederick Cockett, Albert Leach, Thomas Walton, J. W. Fryer, Reginald Milburn, James Banks, J. Chaytor Metcalfe, George Bargh, and James H. Milner

The Vicar took for his text the words, ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends’. He said “As we think of those who have laid down their lives for their country in this War, two thoughts force themselves upon us – the greatness they have achieved, and the atonement they have wrought. Lads who have never trained for war have, in a few months, become the equals of the most magnificently trained army in the world, and we have lived to see a greatness in our splendid boys of which we have but little conception. These lads had acquired a deathless fame; a greatness which would survive as long the British Empire lasts. And some share of this greatness belongs to those for whose lives and deaths we thank God today, and we believe that as they gave their lives without a murmur, so our God will hear the prayers we offer that their souls may rest in peace, and light eternal shine upon them. When we recall the horrors that Belgium, France and Serbia have suffered, and realise that but for those same brave lads we might be suffering the same, we cannot honour them too much, we cannot be too grateful for their devotion and self-sacrifice. To those who mourn their loss, this comfort must come: that their loved ones have passed into the company of heroes who equated not their lives too dear, but at the call of duty sacrificed all for the sake of their country, the good of mankind, and the cause of true liberty. But their death has done more than prove their greatness; it has been an act of atonement, atonement for their country and atonement for themselves.”

There was a time in the history of most nations when it had to be brought back to its allegiance to God by some sharp punishment. We went into this war with clean hands, but nevertheless it was proving a means of national purging. While we as a whole suffered in various ways, the sacrificial shedding of their blood had been the great work of our fallen heroes. “To that sacrifice those we remember today have shared and may we not confidently say that their deaths are a contribution to the cleansing of the nation?”

At the close of the sermon ‘The Last Post’ was sounded on the cornet by Mr. J. Blades, and after the Blessing the Dead March was played on the organ by Mr. F. Haverfield.

29 December 1916

HAWES – A Quiet Christmas

The Christmas of 1916 was the quietest experienced in living history, and many causes contributed to this end. The weather, which was cold, with alternate showers of snow and rain, did not make for cheerfulness and the day was spent for the most part either at home, or (in the case of the men folk), in the clubs. No parties of Christmas singers were abroad on Christmas Eve, or on Saturday night, and no band enlivened matters on Christmas Day. The usual services were held in St. Margaret’s Church, and these were fairly well attended, about 60 partaking of Holy Communion. It was Christmas under war conditions, and which have touched almost every home. Many well-known men have made the great sacrifice. On the Hawes roll of honour are recorded the following names of those fallen in battle:–2nd Lieut. G. Bargh, Pte. James Banks, Pte. Fred Cockett, 2nd Lieut. J.W. Fryer, Pte. John Fawcett, Gunner Albert Leach, Major J.C. Metcalfe, Pte. R. Milburn, Pte. S.Moore, Pte. L. Staveley, and Corporal Tom Walton.

20 May 1921

MOORE – In loving memory of our dear sons, Gunner John Moore, died from wounds received in action, May 22nd, 1918; also Fred, killed in action, October 29th, 1914.

Ever remembered by all at Lion House, Hawes.

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