This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: November 1915
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 76139
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
- Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 03.08.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 39 & 41
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 46 Kemback Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Warehouseman
Mrs M. Cochrane, 5 Bell Lane, Broughty Ferry
Agnes Scrimgeour (formally Cochrane) 46 Kemback St, Dundee
More about James Cochrane
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
James Cochrane 76139 Sherwood Foresters
DUNDEE MAN FALLS IN ACTION.
Mrs J. Cochrane, 45 Watson Street, Dundee, received intimation that her husband, Pte. James Cochrane, Sherwood Foresters, was killed on July 31. Deceased who was 26 years of age, enlisted in November, 1915, in the Royal Engineers, and afterwards became attached to the Sherwood Foresters. He went to France in January of this year. Before the war he was employed as a warehouseman.
Dundee Courier 22nd August 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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