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Allan Richmond Cockerell

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Portrait of Lieutenant Allan Richmond Cockerell, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 5 / F1865 35. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Allan Richmond AWMM
  • Surname
    Cockerell AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Cockerill AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 8/744 AWMM
    • 4012 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 November 1891 AWMM Macraes FlatOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre Aug 1914 AWMM Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • 45 Newcastle Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
    • 45 Newcastle Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
    • 45 Newcastle Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Allan Campbell Cockerell, Sutton, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs G. Cockerill (wife), 45 Newcastle Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs G. Cockerill (wife), 45 Newcastle Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs G. Cockerill (wife), 45 Newcastle Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO: London Gazette, 26 November 1917. Citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While he was endeavouring to fill a gap on his left flank during an attack (Passchendaele, Oct 1917), his platoon came under heavy fire from some pillboxes and an enemy trench. He at once led his men to the attack, capturing the garrison of the trench, and eventually by a skilful manoeuvre, put the pillbox out of action. He was cut off from his company and all of his platoon had become casualties, but he took command of a few men (Australians) near him and held his position when the rest of the advance was held up. Later he rejoined his company, took command and consolidated the new position. He showed the greatest gallantry, coolness and leadership throughout." AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • New Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served with the Territorial Forces and then the Regular Army in the years between WWI and WW2.

    Enlisted with 2 NZEF as Brigade Major in command of 4 NZ Infantry Brigade, 1940.

    General Staff Officer grade 2 (GSO2) of 5 NZ Division, 1941-42.

    Commandant of Norfolk Island Garrison, 1943-44.

    His son, Allan Richmond Cockerell (288394) served with the Medical Corps in WW2.

    Surname is incorrectly spelled as Cockerill in Haigh, J., and Polaschek, A. (compilers). (1993). AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    4 February 1975 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    GoreSouthland AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 136 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 39 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 27 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 39 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM