COGGIN John M.M.

201172 Pte John Millington COGGIN M.M. 1/4th York and Lancaster Regiment.

Military Medal BWM + VM

Military Medal BWM + VM

 

John Millington COGGIN was born Sheffield c.1882. He married Emma on 19th May 1915 and his record shows they had 4 children. Leo born Dec 1903, Allan born 1907, Sarah Ann born Sept 1910 and Emma born April 1916. He is also shown to have married on 16th April 1911 to Alice ECCLES at St Bartholomew’s Church, Sheffield and had 2 further children Thomas and Christopher, they lived at 14/4 Lord Street, Park, Sheffield.

Lord Street c.1930

Lord Street c.1930

 

He enlisted at Sheffield on 1st December 1914 and joined the 4th Hallamshire Battalion of the York and Lancaster regiment.

John Millington COGGIN M.M.

John Millington COGGIN M.M.

 

The award of the Military Medal appeared in the 19th November 1917 edition of the London Gazette.

John was wounded to his left hand in 1918.

He died 12th October 1958 whilst living at 10 Thornbridge Crescent, Frechville, Sheffield.