Hugh Aubrey Cockerton
Hugh Aubrey Cockerton

Hugh Aubrey Cockerton (1899‒1916), Private (2991) in the 1st Battalion the Cambridgeshire Regiment, died in hospital of wounds suffered at the Battle of the Somme on 2 October 1916 aged 17. He has a grave in the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, in the Somme region of northern France. Together with John Cockerton (his brother) he is commemorated also on this family grave and on the War Memorial in St Paul’s Church, Cambridge.

Hugh was born in 1899 in Norwood, Surrey. He was one of eight children born to John Richard Reilly Cockerton and Florence Holly Cockerton (née Robinson). He was also the younger brother of John Richard Reilly Cockerton. Hugh died in hospital of wounds suffered at the Battle of the Somme on 2 October 1916 aged 17. He has a grave in the Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, in the Somme region of northern France.

 

 

Cockerton grave
Cockerton monument

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.203147, 0.13746789 – click here for location

Parish : St Edward

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
BMD
England & Wales National Probate Calendar, 1858 – 1966
UK, City and County Directories, 1766 – 1946
Web: International, Find a Grave Index
London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813 – 1980

By Emma Easterbrook, Mary Naylor and Ian Bent

Hugh Aubrey Cockerton