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Alan McDonald Cochrane

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Headstone of Pte Alan McDonald COCHRANE 16899. Port Chalmers General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block UO, Plot 399. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Pte Alan McDonald COCHRANE 16899. Port Chalmers General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan McDonald AWMM
  • Surname
    Cochrane AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Micky AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 16899 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 May 1919 AWMM OutramOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 1941 AWMM 25 George St., Sawyer's Bay, Dunedin AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Retail manager AWMM
    Department Supervisor, Arthur Barnett Limited, Dunedin; 47 years service AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. J. Cochrane, George St., Sawyer's Bay, Dunedin (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 16899 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 7 January 1941 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.71 Shop assistant/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.71
    DunedinOtago 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.71
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Libya, North Africa AWMM
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag VII-A, Moosburg, Germany AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XI-A (later 341), Altengrabow, Germany AWMM
      Near Magdeburg AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XI-B, Fallingbostel, Germany AWMM
      Salzgitter AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag 357 (No 2), Thorn, modern day Toruń, Poland 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
    • WW2 POW - P.G. 103, Treviso, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Treviso, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 19 April 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 139772 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWII AWMM
      5 ft. 8 in. AWMM
    • Eye colour, WWII AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Complexion, WWII AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hair colour, WWII AWMM
      Dark AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Repatriated to England 19 April 1945. Returned to New Zealand on the ship 'Stirling Castle' via Panama Canal - 3 tier bunks in the hold. Disembarked in Wellington. Home via Lyttelton and then by train to Port Chalmers. Family source. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 24 March 1996 Family source
      Age 76 AWMM
    • 24 March 1996 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 76 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Plot 339, Block 40, Port Chalmers Cemetery AWMM
    • Port Chalmers General Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block UO, Plot 399 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Deah Notice: Otago Daily Times, March 1996. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.71 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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