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William John Crocketon


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Welcome to the forum Robert

There are lots of experts here who will be able to help you. Also take a look at the Long Long Trail link above as there is lots of information on how to research a soldier there.

 

I would suggest asking the Mods remove this to the Soldiers area of the forum as that will attract far more attention (click Report post) to bring it to their attention.

 

Perhaps edit your topic title to include more of the man's details, again to attract attention

 

Good luck with your research

 

David

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Moved to Soldiers, and title edited 

 

Michelle 

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Hi,

 

I didn't see any records relating to a man of that name at all - BMD, census, military, etc. May I ask the source of your reference? The best I came up with is by looking at other near number 4th Battalion men who have surviving service papers, the 20476 number would appear to date from October 1914. There is a broad outline of the 2/4 Bn on the Long Long Trail here. Have you tried contacting the regimental museum - link?

 

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Chris

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Here's the same man's marriage cert "Royal Navy" Click

 

Not sure if this anything to do with your man

 

Mike

 

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We are looking for William John COCKERTON, 200476 Wilts

 

Roll for TFWM exists on ancestry - prev 2002  2/4 Wilts

BWMVM Roll says died 20/4/19

Effects says died at Home.    War Grat GBP 27-10-00  Father, John

Charlie

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He doesn't seem to appear on CWGC or SDGW

 

He is on CWGC Trowbridge    Son of John and Elizabeth Cockerton, of "Ivanhoe," Trawle, Trowbridge.

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I'm getting slow! Sorry.

 

This should be interesting ?

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When war broke out Pte. William J. Cockerton, nephew of Mr. P. Cockerton, was serving with the Wiltshire Territorials and went with his regiment to India, later taking part in the operations in Mesopotamia

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Hi,

 

Fair play to all of you super sleuths.

 

1883/200405 Jenkins appears to have enlisted 17.03.1913

2001 Willis appears to have joined up 1.10.1913

2003 Earney appears to have joined up 19.10.1913

 

1 hour ago, charlie962 said:

Roll for TFWM exists on ancestry - prev 2002  2/4 Wilts

 

Qualification for the medal would imply volunteering for overseas service by no later than 30th September 1914 (TF men weren't originally obliged to serve outside the UK). However, he wouldn't have served in active theatre before the start of 1916, as the medal award would have been negated by a 'Star' medal award.

 

Regards

Chris

 

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