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James Francis Cogle (Service no. 25/495) was a First World War soldier with links to Heathcote.

James Francis Cogle 

  • Service number: 25/495
  • Rifleman, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, A Company
  • Killed in Action, 15 September 1916, France
  • Born 11 April 1892, Lyttelton.
  • Fireman with New Zealand  Railways, Te Kuiti.
  • Son of Lawrence and Harriet Gertrude Cogle (nee Playstead), 43  Hills Road, Heathcote Valley.
  • Brother Robert Cogle (6/1000) also served and died during WW1.
  • Description: 5 foot, 4 ½ inches, brown eyes, dark brown hair.
  • Awarded British War Medal, Victory Medal


Related resources

Military personnel file from Archives NZ (Archway)
Entry for James Cogle
on Online Cenotaph (Auckland War Memorial)
Obituary for Cogle
Papers Past: Death of Sergeant A.D. Smale. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLIII, Issue 14180, 23 December 1916, Page 9.
Entry for James Cogle
on Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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James Francis Cogle

First Names:James Francis
Last Name:Cogle
Place of Birth:Lyttelton, Christchurch