WILLIAM COCKS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Cocks
FORENAMES:William Henry
BORN:08 06 1816
AT:Clapham Surrey
BAPTISED:21 06 1816
AT:Holy Trinity, Clapham Surrey
OCCUPATION[S]:Plasterer
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FATHER:John Cocks, born c1787 Appenham, Bucks
MOTHER:Ann Aris
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1st REGIMENT NO:976
2nd REGIMENT NO:1146 [14LD]
ENLISTED:23 11 1838 London
ATTESTED:28 11 1838
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RANK:1838-1839: Private
1841-1842: Private
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EMBARKATIONS:16 03 1839 England
06 11 1841 Repulse Bombay India
DISEMBARKATIONS:10 07 1839 India
28 03 1842 Repulse Gravesend England
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TRANSFERRED TO:Volunteered to 14th Light Dragoons 16 or 17 05 1842 Canterbury
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DIED:4Q 1863, Chelsea 1a 120
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1861 CENSUS:Surrey Battersea District 7
31 Francis Street
Schedule 176
Household of Samuel Taylor, General Shopkeeper, and family
Schedule 177
John Cocks, Lodger, Widr, 74, Gardener, Bucks Appenham
William H Cocks, Son, Widr, 44, Chelsea Pensioner, Surrey Clapham
Ref. RG 9/370
[1st] WIFE:Caroline Costalo née Barens/Bond, daughter of Samuel Bond
BORN:c1814
BORN AT:Ticehurst, Sussex
MARRIED:[1] 23 11 1831 All Saints, Maidstone, Kent.
Sergeant Albert Grinvill Costalo, both of this parish, bachelor and spinster, after banns
MARRIED:[2] 04 10 1847, Umballa Church, India
Sergeant William Cocks/Cox, 14th Light Dragoons
DIED:06 04 1861 Battersea [47]
NOTES:First husband Albert died after transferring from 4LD to 14th Light Dragoons in India in 1841.
They had five children, two of whom survived childhood. See file for Albert Grinvill Costalo.
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/648-649
WO/12/651-652
WO/97
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OTHER SOURCES:Newspapers
Ancestry.com
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Dover Express
Saturday 20 April 1861
"The Mother of the Regiment"
Mrs. Caroline Cox, wife of Sergeant-major Cox, late of the 14th Light Dragoons, died at Battersea on Saturday, the 6th inst., at the age of 47 years. She was a native of Ticehurst, Sussex, but spent most of her early days in Maidstone, with some relatives. When about 17 years old she married Sergeant Costalo of the 4th Light Dragoons. They went to India when she was a little over 18, and she remained in that country 27 years - through the Affghan and Sikh wars, the war in the Punjaub, and the late rebellion, returning to England in January 1860. In the meanwhile her husband, when his regiment was about to return to England, volunteered into the 14th Light Dragoons, and afterwards died, leaving his widow with two children. She had, however, by intelligence and practical skill as a nurse and midwife, contrived to render herself almost indispensable to the English women in the regiment, and everybody was unwilling to part with her. She remained, therefore, and after giving a superior education to her son and daughter, the former now holding an appointment in the Commissioner's office at Kurrachee, Scinde, she married Sergeant-major Cox, who survives her. She was universally beloved by the officers and men for her unaffected benevolence, and by the wives of all ranks for her skill, and she had long borne the name of "Mother of the Regiment," which she well merited by her indefatigable kindness, sympathy, zeal, and cheerful disposition.






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