Lance Corporal William Cockburn

Lance Corporal, William Webster Cockburn, 9th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He died of wounds received during the Battle of Arras on 18th April 1917 aged 35. He was the son of  Samuel and Mary Cockburn of Crosshill, Chirnside and the husband of L.P.A.Cockburn of Canning Town, London and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.. 9th Battalion Seaforths was the Pioneer Battalion for the 9th (Scottish) Division. He was educated at the Berwickshire High School, Duns and is also commemorated on the Memorial Tablet placed in the new Berwickshire High School, Duns.

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