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Herbert COCHRANE

Regimental number928
Date of birth5 August 1890
Place of birthOakland Street, Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolFlinders Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia; Surt Street & Flinders Street Public Schools, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address125 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Cochrane, 125 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24.9
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 32), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald James and Agnes COCHRANE. Native of Adelaide. 32
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 515 Sapper Donald James COCHRANE, 2nd Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919; 525 Pte Andrew Downie COCHRANE, 27th Bn, died of wounds, 9 December 1915; 2124 Pte Reginald Downie COCHRANE, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 June 1916; 2 nephews.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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