Contributed by: Penny Jones, on 2009-01-06
|Year of Birth||1898|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Oldham, Lancashire|
Leonard Cocker was my Great Uncle. He won the Military medal and died on the 6th of October 1918
1918 26th Aug London Gazette Fifth Supplement Page 9
(10117) Dated 29th August 1918
His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned Non-commissioned officers and men.
14849 Pte.L Cocker M G Corps (Oldham)
10th October 1918
Pte Leonard Cocker M M Machine Gun Corps Signal Section awarded M M April 1918 died of wounds on Sunday. He was 20 years of age, he enlisted when 17, he formally worked at the Owl Mill Lees. His home was 15 Back Gibraltar st Oldham.