Source: Found during search for Veterans Death Card for John C. Cockerham, reg. no. 124235. This is this soldier’s son.
Overage. Born 27 November 1865.
War Veteran Passes Away J. COCKERHAM DEAD Dies at Grace Hospital After Long Illness
John Cockerham. 64 years old and veteran of the Great War, died yesterday at Grace Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Cockerham was well-known to local veterans, having been active in ex-soldier organizations since the war. He enlisted in the 99th Battalion, formed in Windsor in 1915. Later he transferred to the 70th battalion with which he went to England. Upon proceeding to France he was drafted to the 18th Battalion where he had the unique experience of serving by the side of his son, John. He was wounded at the Somme in 1916. During this engagement. he and his son were formed a bombing party of two and in the face of an advancing enemy at Regina trench successfully bombed a section of the trench clear.
Surviving are Mrs. Cockerham, four daughters. Mrs. G. Greenwood, Mrs. Frank Walsh. Mrs. E. S. Marshall, all of Windsor, and Mrs. Otis Loop of Dayton. Ohio; and three sons, Arthur and James of Windsor, and John C., of Springfield. Ohio.
Funeral services are to be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the residence. 1413 Erie street east to Windsor Grove cemetery. Prince Edward branch Canadian Legion, will assist at the services.
The Windsor Star, Windsor, Ontario, Canada; 13 Apr 19