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Place of Birth: Mickleton, Yorkshire
Service No: 545
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Canadian Dragoons
Battalion / Unit: ---
Date of Death: 1916-02-20
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. C. 158.
CWGC Cemetery: BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: KETTLEWELL, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE
John Cockerill (born 16 November 1884) was the son of James Walter and Jane Elizabeth Cockerill, née Pinson. Both parents were born at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
1891 Burley, Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 92, Burley Mount - John Cockerill, aged 6 years, born Mickleton, Yorkshire, son of James W. and Jane E. Cockerill.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Grammar School, Gargrave Road - John Cockerill, aged 16 years, born Mickleton, Yorkshire.
1911 Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Census: Yew Tree Farm - John Cockerill, aged 26 years, born Romaldkirk, Yorkshire. [John, described as a motor engine tester, was boarding with John Weaver and Charlotte Bridgman.]
John is commemorated on the Leeds Grammar School War Memorial.
Short biographies of John are included in:
‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
‘A Grammar School at War -The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
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:
COCKERILL, Sergeant John, son of Rev. J.W. Cockerill, Vicar of Kettlewell, died from wounds Feb. 20, 1916.
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Sergeant John COCKERILL
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Canadian Dragoons
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