COCHRANE, JAMES

Birthdate
Birthplace
Dundee, Scotland
Age
35
Parents
Son of James Cochrane of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
3rd Class Engineer
Service number
C/20655
Engagement
1939-09-06, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-06-06 D-DAY
Date of death
1945-01-15
Died
Belgium, Died natural causes
Force
Rank
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa MG, R.C.I.C.
Plot 10 | Row E | Grave 12

"IN MY HEART YOUR MEMORY KEPT I SMILE WITH THE WORLD BUT NEVER FORGET. LOVING WIFE CHRISTINE"

Military grave
Additional info

Overseas on April 27, 1941.

Qualified Fireman Class 3.

Died from coronary occlusion.

I am D/62305 Pte Larouche, A.L., Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. I and Pte Cochrane were hut orderlies in Room No 11. On the morning go 15 January 1945 I awoke at approximately 0600 hrs and looked over towards Pte Cochranes bed and saw that he was smoking a cigarette. At the usual hour I went on breakfast parade and when I returned I noticed that Pte Cochrane, who was in bed, was very pale. I immediately called Corporal Dick who examined him, and Cpl Dick went for the MO.

I am C/20740 Cpl Dick, J.B., Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa. On the morning of 15 January 1945 when I returned from breakfast at approximately 0730 hrs I noticed a group of men around Pte Cochrane's bed, They called me over to try and arouse him. I noticed he was very pale and limp and I immediately called the Medical Corporal. The Medical Corporal felt his pulse and heart, and after a few minutes went for MO.