Sergeant Alexander Cockburn

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Sergeant Alexander Cockburn


Alexander joined the Royal Engineers 25th July 1890 following in the footsteps of his Father William Cockburn who joined on the 13th Feb 1879. Initially stationed in Stirling, Scotland his career in the 33rd Coy. R. E. brought him to Fort Camden. Discharged 24th July 1911. It was very much a family affair. William was stationed in Fort George and shortly afterwards Brompton Barracks, Chatham rising to rank of Corporal with 21 years service before discharge in 1900. Alexander's sons both served in the Army.

Malcom Charles was born in Bermuda in 1897. Interestingly he too served in the Royal Engineers - 90th Field Coy. - signing up in Ireland 1914, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare. He's one of the 1,000's of fallen heroes buried in Gunner's Farm Military Cemetery, Belgium 4th April 1916.

Stuart William was born in Bermuda in 1894. Serving in the Royal Corps of Signals as Acting Lance Corporal his records report his discharge in 1921, April 4th by reason of insanity, Chatham. Further information appreciated and may be added to here and also in the Wartime Memories Project


Pam Chetland


1879 - 1921




1879, 1921



Pam Chetland , “Sergeant Alexander Cockburn,” The Camden Fort Meagher Archive, accessed July 13, 2024,

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