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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM
Birth: May 27, 1897
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Sep. 18, 1967
Cambridgeshire, England

Scientist. Nobel Prize Winner (Physics, 1951). Taught by Sir Horace Lamb, later a colleague of Peter Kapitsa and Lord Rutherford in the Cavendish Laboratories. A member of the Tizard Mission to the Us in 1940 and contributed ot the Manhattan Project. Member of UK Atomic Energy Authority 1954-1959. He was made a CBE in 1944, knighted in 1948, and was created Knight Commander of the Bath in 1953. (bio by: David Conway) 
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  Elizabeth Crabtree Cockcroft (1898 - 1989)*
  Timothy Cockcroft (1927 - 1929)*
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Douglas Cockcroft
O.M K.C.B C.B.E Sc.D F.R.S
First Master of
Churchill College
27th May 1897
18th Sept 1967
Whose love was his strength
Ascension Parish Burial Ground
City of Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: 1E1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Nov 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5935484
Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM
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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM
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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM
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