James (Jimbo) Pettigrew COBBOLD

Born1891 Estancia La Elana, Coronel Surarez, Argentina
Died1946 Buried in the British Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
FatherWalter Joseph Cobbold ELLISTON (1846 – 1927)
MotherMargaret Elizabeth PETTIGREW (1868 – 1927)

Biography and Notes

A note from his son says that James never studied engineering at college but that he learnt it the hard way. He served 3 years and 8 months with the Royal Engineers in WWI. As an engineer building British railways in Argentina his copy of 'Trautwine' (now in the trust archive) was his Bible. It bears his hand written index at the back and carries his only know signature on the preface. It is a first edition published 1872.

Life Events

1923Married Maria Luisa Dorotea DAVIS in Montevideo, Uruguay
1925Birth of son Jaime (James) Walter COBBOLD
1927Death of father Walter Joseph Cobbold ELLISTON
1927Death of mother Margaret Elizabeth PETTIGREW

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