Cockerill, Frank

BORN HULL 1891. JOINED THE HULL PALS. SON OF ALBERT & MARGARET COCKERILL – 231 WINCOLMLEE. ONE OF THREE SONS LOST IN THE WAR.
Hull Pals Memorial Post. PRIVATE FRANK COCKERILL 12/1275. Born in 1891, Frank was the eldest of three sons to Albert and Margaret Cockerill of 231 Wincolmlee, Hull. An Oil Miller by trade, he enlisted at City Hall on 28th December 1914 joining the 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, ‘The Sportsmen’, 3rd Hull Pals. There’s nothing in his record to state as much, but a coincidence of this magnitude is hard to ignore. Frank and William Clark were both Oil Millers, a similar age, and both died on the same day, 16th August 1916. I just can’t escape the feeling they died together in that same “shellfire”. Both are buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery; he was 25 years old.


First name:
FRANK
Military Number:
12/1275
Rank:
Private
Date Died
16/08/1916
Place died:
Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de calais, France
Age:
25
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