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Steve and Pauline Jones’ Family History
If you don’t know where you came from,
you won’t know where you are going.
You have to study your history. Gil Scott-Heron
Alfred Charles Cochrane (1862-1958) British Army Service
Alfred’s service record provides the following information about his postings:
Home 1/11/1881 - 29/1/1881.
Malta 30/1/1885 - 29/1/1895.
Straits Settlement 13/9/1885 - 10/3/1887.
India 11/3/1887 - 23/1/1894.
Home 24/1/1894 - 27/1/1894 (when he was discharged).
126 lbs (57kg); Chest 34 inches (0.86m); Brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Alfred’s medical history records that he was treated for the following ailments:
An abcess (1882).
Syphilis (on four separate occasions in 1884).
Ague (1890). (This is possibly a reference to Malaria.)
Syphilis (Jan. 1891).
Laryngitis (Feb. 1891).
Contusion (accident off duty) Oct. 1891.