This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 9669
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death: 29
- Date of Death: 07.05.1915
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 22
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 2 Campbell Street, Lochee, Dundee
Sarah Cochrane, 2 Campbell St, Lochee
More about Thomas Cochrane
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.
LOCHEE SOLDIER HAS BEEN POSTED MISSING
SINCE THE FATAL 9th MAY.
Mrs Cochrane, who resides at 2 Campbell Street, Lochee, is in a state of anxiety concerning her son, who has been missing since 9th May. He is Private Thomas Cochrane, attached to the machine gun section of the 2rd Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and nothing has been heard of him since he was posted missing on 9th May.
Mrs Cochrane has received several conflicting reports about her son’s fate, but the War Office has assured her that they have no official intimation of his death.
Private Cochrane was 29 years of age, and has in all served eight years with his regiment, four of which were spent in India. He had just detached himself from the regiment four months when he was called up at the outbreak of war.
Mrs Cochrane is a widow, and Thomas was her only support.
Dundee Courier 4th August 1915
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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