John Cockcroft OM KCB
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John Douglas Cockcroft OM KCB (1897 - 1967)

Sir John Douglas Cockcroft OM KCB
Born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married 1925 [location unknown]
Died at age 70 in Churchill College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
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John Cockcroft OM KCB is Notable.
  • Physicist
  • 1951 - Nobel Prize in Physics

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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM, KCB, CBE, FRS (27 May 1897 – 18 September 1967) was a British physicist who shared with Ernest Walton the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 for splitting the atomic nucleus, and was instrumental in the development of nuclear power.

Research Notes

The eldest son of a mill owner, John Arthur Cockcroft, and his wife Annie Maude née Fielden. He had four younger brothers; Eric, Philip, Keith and Lionel.

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Ascension Parish Burial Ground, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (find-a-grave)
Together with his Wife and child.

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Cockcroft-748 and Cockcroft-713 appear to represent the same person because: Hello, I made a duplicate of John Douglas Cockcroft, a cousin of my grandmother, and suggest a merge?
posted by Michael Rhodes