Lance Sergeant James Cochrane

Lance Sergeant James Leyden Cochrane, 48th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action in Italy on 15th June 1918, aged 25. He was the son of William and Ellen Cochrane of Leyden’s Cottage , Denholm and is buried in Boscon British Cemetery, Asiago, Italy. He fell in the Battle of the Asiago Plateau where Austrian attacks penetrated the Allied lines. The lines were restored by a successful counter attack the following day.  His Headstone is inscribed ” He Hath Fought The Good Fight Of Faith”.The M.G.C. used the Vickers Mk1 water cooled gun in both defensive and offensive roles. The photographs show gunners in action.

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