John and Sarah Cocker

Anthony Cowdery and Mary Ann McDonald

1-Convct Anthony Cowdery married convict ↑Mary Ann McDonald. They had a daughter: Elizabeth.

2-Elizabeth Cowdery was born on 4 May 1865 in Brighton, Tasmania and died on 11 Aug 1940 at age 75. Elizabeth married Daniel Cobbett, son of Joseph Cobbett and Ann Pickford. Daniel was born on 21 Nov 1864 and died in Dec 1939 at age 75. They had two children: Stella May and Allan Lewis.

3-Stella May Cobbett was born on 2 Nov 1895 in Evandale, Tasmania and died on 25 Oct 1983 in St Marys at age 87. Stella married Leonard John Cocker, son of James Cocker and Alice Matilda Richards, on 11 Aug 1914 in Church of England, Cullenswood, Tasmania. Leonard was born on 30 Dec 1890 in Longford, Tasmania, died on 3 Mar 1963 in St Marys at age 72, and was buried in St Marys. They had three children: Roy Leonard, Ada Amelia and Allen Francis.

3-Allan Lewis Cobbett was born on 2 Nov 1895 in Evandale, Tasmania, died on 4 Jul 1918 in World War 1 im Hamel, France at age 22, and was buried in Crucific Corner Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 2), Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Allan Lewis Cobbett

Weekly Courier, 20 Jul 1916: Private Allan Cobbett, son of Mr. D. Cobbett, Cornwall


Private 557 15th Battalion AIF

Alan Lewis COBBETT

Regimental number


Place of birth

St Leonards, Tasmania


State School, Tasmania


Church of England




Cornwall, Tas


status Single

Age at embarkation


Next of kin

Father, Alan Lewis Cobbett, Cornwall, Tasmania

Enlistment date

1 February 1916

Rank on enlistment


Unit name

40th Battalion, C Company

AWM Embarkation Roll number


Embarkation details

Unit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll


Unit from Nominal Roll

15th Battalion

Fate Killed in Action

4 July 1918

Place of death or wounding

Hamel, France

Age at death


Age at death from cemetery records


Place of burial

Crucific Corner Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 2), Villers-Bretonneux, France

Panel number

Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 75

Miscellaneous information from cemetery records

Parents: Daniel and Elizabeth COBBETT, Cornwall, Tasmania

Family/military connections

Cousins: Sgt Major W.J. Cobbett; Sgt Bert Cobbett; Sgt E.W. Birring.

Other details War service

Western Front Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal