William John Cogan

Name

William John Cogan

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/11/1914
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Serjeant
7383
Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 10 and 11.
France

UK Memorials

The Church of St Mary the Virgin Memorial, Albury
St Mary the Virgin Village Memorial, Furneux Pelham
There is no memorial at Albury End

Pre War

William Cogan was born at Collingbourne Wilts in 1884 (age in army records is incorrect). He was the son of William and Louisa Cogan and one of four brothers. His father was a gardener. In 1901 William was recorded as a domestic groom and had moved to

Wartime Service

He enlisted perhaps more accurately re-enlisted, in Bishops Stortford into the 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt and arrived in France 16/08/1914 and presumably gained the rank of Sergeant because of his previous service in the army. He was killed in same actio

Additional Information

Two brothers, both serjeants and both in 1st Beds killed on the same day. A further brother Philip (at home with parents in 1911) killed 13/05/1915, in 2nd Bn. Bedfordshires. All have no known grave and are on the Le Touret Memorial. All are on the Fu

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild