SON OF MARY COCHRAN, OF II SANDRINGHAM TERRACE, GREENOCK, AND THE LATE JAMES COCHRAN. Spent a month in charge of a scout patrol, coast watching at Banff when he was a scout in 1915. Entered office of Messrs Hardie & Rowan. Company officer wrote ' he was killed on 28th March while nobly performing his duties as a signaller. It is owing to the devotion to duty of such as he that has enabled us to defeat the Germans aim during the present crisis. His loss is deeply felt by both officers and men of his battalion. A chum writes ' your son was greatly esteemed by all who knew him and we all now mourn the loss of a dear comrade. He was my dearest friend out here, and his death has been a great blow.
Remembered at Arras Memorial, France. Bay 5.