John Richard William Cockerton (1891‒1914), Private (3/6628) in the 1st Battalion the Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on 9 November 1914 aged 23. His death is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial (panel 10 & 11) in the Pas de Calais region of northern France. Together with Hugh Aubrey Cockerton (his brother) he is commemorated also on this family grave.

John was born in 1891 in Gipsy Hill, Norwood, Surrey. He was baptised at Christ Church, Norwood on 7 February 1892. John was one of eight children born to John Richard Reilly Cockerton and Florence Holly Cockerton (née Robinson). He was also the older brother of Hugh Aubrey Cockerton. John eventually became a book keeper. However, a few years before the outbreak of the War he joined the Bedfordshire Regiment as a private. John was killed in action in France on 9 November 1914 aged 23. He was entitled to the Victory medal and the British War medal. His death is commemorated on the Le To (1) War Graves Photographic Project; (2) War Graves Photographic Project

Cockerton grave
Cockerton grave

Lat Lon : 52.203147, 0.13746789 – click here for location

Parish : St Edward

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:
(1) War Graves Photographic Project; (2) 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

John Richard William Cockerton