Lieutenant Colonel John Murray Cobbold

Service Number 110300


World War 2



Aged 47
He was killed by V-1 flying bomb on 18 June 1944 at age 47 when it hit the Guards Chapel during Sunday morning service.
Buried at Golders Green Crematorium, United Kingdom, Panel 1

Joined the Scots Guards on 3rd September 1915 and went out to France as a Captain in 1916. Wounded in 1917.
He re-joined the Scots Guards in September 1939
Son of John Dupuis Cobbold, D.L., and of Lady Evelyn Cobbold (nee Murray); husband of Lady Blanche Cobbold (nee Cavendish). of Glemham Hall, Suffolk. D.L., J.P., Sherriff of Suffolk.


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England Lord's Cricket Ground St John's Wood Road St John's Wood London NW8 8QN MCC Marylebone Cricket Club WW2 World War 2
John Cobbold 18-6-1944 View
England Eton College In the Cloisters Eton SL6 6DB England Eton College War Memorial World War 1
World War 2
John Cobbold 18-6-1944 View

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