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Cocker, Alfred Henry (1886–1934)

After a long illness, Mr. Alfred Henry Cocker died at his residence, 271 Invermay Road, Launceston, on Friday. He was a member of the 12th Battalion, and served on Gallipoli and in France. As a result of his war service he lost the use of his eyesight. He leaves a widow and two sons, Messrs. Harry and Ronald Cocker, and one daughter, Mrs. J. T. Coleman, of Devonport.

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, and at the graveside, the Rev. W. R. Dobbinson referred to Mr. Cocker's wonderful war service. Many of his old comrades, said Mr. Dobbinson, felt his passing deeply. Included in the cortege was Mr. S. B. Stewart, representing the Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia (Launceston sub-branch). The casket was draped with the Union Jack.

The chief mourners were Messrs. Harry and Ronald Cocker (sons), J. Cocker (father), J., E., L., and C. Cocker (brothers), J. B. Coleman (son-in-law), J. Richards (uncle), and R. Rudd (brother-in-law). The pall-bearers were Messrs. V. Fleming, H. Harding, Q. Reid, F. Collinson, and G. Hill. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Armitage and Armitage.

Included among the wreaths were those from the Lodge R.A.O.B., Launceston sub-branch R.S.S.I.L.A., staff ot A. H. Blundell and Co., Mr. A. Blackett, Australian Blinded Soldiers' Association, and A. H. Blundell and Co.

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'Cocker, Alfred Henry (1886–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cocker-alfred-henry-13673/text24445, accessed 25 September 2017.

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