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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM
Birth: May 27, 1897
Todmorden
West Yorkshire, England
Death: Sep. 18, 1967
Cambridge
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) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Crabtree Cockcroft (1898 - 1989)*
 
 Children:
  Timothy Cockcroft (1927 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
John
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
 
Burial:
Ascension Parish Burial Ground
Cambridge
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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