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Place of Birth: Hawes, Yorkshire
Service No: 10916
Regiment / Corps / Service: South African Infantry, 3rd Regiment (Transvaal and Rhodesia)
Battalion / Unit: ---
Division: 9th (Scottish) Division
Date of Death: 1917-09-20
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 15 - 16 and 16A.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE
Harry Cockett was the son of Henry and Betsy Smith Cockett, née Chapman. Both parents were born at Hawes, Yorkshire. Harry was the cousin of Private Frederick Cockett (6006) (q.v.) and Gunner John Moore (50517) (q.v.).
1901 Hawes, Yorkshire Census: Early Haw - Harry Cockett, aged 2 years, born Hawes, son of Henry and Betsy S. Cockett.
Betsy and her children departed from Liverpool on the 'Suevic' for Capetown, South Africa, on the 7 May 1910.
Harry Cockett lost his life during The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge (Battles of Ypres, 1917: 31 July - 10 November).
A short biography of Harry 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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
COCKETT, Harry, South African Infantry, Johannesburg, and Hawes, killed in action 1917.
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Private Harry COCKETT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: South African Infantry, 3rd Regiment (Transvaal and Rhodesia)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 9th (Scottish) Division
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