1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Penelope Jones

Contributed by: Penny Jones, on 2009-01-06

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First Name Penelope
Surname Jones
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Cheshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Oldham, Lancashire

Penelope's Story

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)

Oldham Chronicle

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.

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