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Alfred Bevan COCHRANE

Regimental number389
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKarridale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Karri Davis, Karridale, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 December 1914
Place of enlistmentGuildford, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A52 Surada on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDischarged 15 May 1917
Discharge date16 March 1917
Other details

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 31 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 28 August 1915 (bullet wound, neck); admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 August 1915; transferred from Mudros to England, 29 August 1915, and admitted to City of London Military Hospital, Clapham, 12 September 1915; transferred Monte video to Perham Downs, 28 June 1916. Found guilty, 29 August 1916, of overstaying leave from midnight, 13/7/16, to 4 pm, 14/7/16: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, forfeited 1 day's pay.

Admitted to Bulford Hospital, 16 July 1916 (gonorrhoea); discharged from hospital, 5 August 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 21 days.

Tranferred to 16th Bn, 11 September 1916.

Marched into Braesnose College, Oxford, 26 January 1917, and taken on strength, No 3 School of Military Aeronautics with effect from that date.

Discharged in England from the AIF, 16 March 1917; commissioned in the Royal Flying Corps, 10 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal (latter two granted by British authorities)
SourcesNAA: B2455, COCHRANE Alfred Bevan

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