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Arthur C. Cockcroft
Born 1892[1]
Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire, England[2]
Died 1 July 1916 (aged 24)[3]
Somme, France

2nd Lt. Arthur Clarence Cockeroft (1892 – 1 July 1916) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1910s. He played at club level for Knottingley Welfare ARLFC (in Knottingley, Wakefield) and Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 206), playing as a Template:Rlp or Template:Rlp, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4. He signed for Wakefield Trinity on the same day as Jonty Parkin.[4]

Cockcroft was employed as a schoolteacher prior to World War I.[2] He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, while serving with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.[3]


  1. England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
  2. 2.0 2.1 1911 England Census
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Casualty Details: Cockeroft, Arthur Clarence". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 
  4. Mike Rylance (22 August 2013). "Trinity: A History of the Wakefield Rugby League Football Club 1872-2013". League Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1901347289

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