1895 —
Harold James Cockbill

Name: Cockbill, Harold James

Born: 1895, Birmingham

Regiment: Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion

Service No: Z/1976

Comments: There is also a listing under the Birmingham Employers Roll of Honour. Same initials, same regiment but this record indicates that he was killed in battle, no date given. This person worked for Cadbury’s.

Other Cockbills include:

Horace Victor born 1900 in Birmingham. Joined the Royal Horse and Field Artillery in 1916. Service number 109515. Lived at 74, Knowle Road, Sparkhill. The following article is taken from the Birmingham Daily Gazette 6 April 1916.

Henry Frank, RAMC, 44234 and S655, born 1886 in Birmingham.

There are two Henry James both in the Grenadier Guards and both from Worcester, one born in 1890, service number 33031 the other born 1893 service number 345. Could be one and the same person.