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MORRIS CHARLES DOWNES COCK

1888-1948

A BIOGRAPHY

by David Alan Downes Patrick

MORRIS CHARLES DOWNES COCK

The life story of Morris Charles Downes COCK with information about his grandfather, John Cock the younger (1831-1894), his father Morris Fisher Cock (1856-1924), and his mother, Mary Ann Hester Downes (1859-1901). This book tells the story of his youth in England, and his immigration to Australia in 1910, his marriage, his service in the First World War, including on Gallipoli, and his life post-war.

Written by his grandson, David Alan Downes Patrick (1955-2009) with assistance from the extraordinary collection of family papers preserved so carefully by his mother, Helen Patrick, and his aunt, Marion Fry, and using additional material from Jennifer Matthews.

Published privately in David's memory in 2013.

83 pages, with photographs.
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