Private Charles Percival Cogan

Service number 293
Birth Date 02 November 1898
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Roma
Death Date 08 May 1916
Death Place Australia: Queensland, Brisbane, Enoggera
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Private Charles Percival Cogan (293, 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion) was born in Roma, Queensland, on 2 November 1898. Charles enlisted in December 1915 and became a bugler. He was accidentally killed at Enoggera, Queensland, on 8 May 1916 when hit by a train. Charles is buried in the Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland. He was 17 years and 6 months of age. Charles’ cousin, Shoeing Smith Andrew Arthur Waters, 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment, was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Private

Timeline

Date of birth 02 November 1898
Date of death 08 May 1916