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Place of Birth: Steeton, Yorkshire
Service No: 7063
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 1/5th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1916-09-03
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: STEETON-WITH-EASTBURN, YORKSHIRE
Wright Cockshott was the son of Christopher and Sarah Ann Cockshott, née Laycock. Both parents were born at Silsden, Yorkshire. Wright was the cousin of Private Cyrus Cockshott (21/35) (q.v.).
1891 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 2, Barn Cottage, Keighley Road - Wright Cockshott, aged 1 year, born Steeton, son of Christopher and Sarah Ann Cockshott.
1901 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: Barn Cottages - Wright Cockshott, aged 11 years, born Steeton, son of Christopher and Sarah Ann Cockshott.
1911 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: Barn Cottage, Keighley Road - Wright Cockshott, aged 21 years, born Steeton, son of Christopher and Saran [sic] Cockshott.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Wright Cockshott, 242706, W. Rid. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Wright Cockshott, 242706, 1/6 W. Rid. R. Died 3.9.16.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Wright Cockshott, 242706; 7063, 1/5th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: On or since 3.9.16. France. Death [presumed].To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Christopher. £4 16s. 6d.
Although SDGW and CWGC state that Wright died whilst serving with the 1/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), he is not listed as a casualty in that battalion’s war diary for the 3 September 1916. 'Soldiers’ Effects' gives the 1/5th Bn., which is the correct battalion.
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:
COCKSHOTT, Wright, aged 27, Keighley Road, [Steeton], killed in action Sept. 1916.
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Private Wright COCKSHOTT
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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