COCHRANE, Archibald Leman

Title: 
Professor
Known as: 
Archie
Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
'Layforce'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Army Medical Corps
Service: 
Army
Number: 
136278
P.O.W. number: 
8203
Born: 
Tuesday, January 12, 1909
Birthplace: 
Galashiels
Died : 
Saturday, June 18, 1988
Professor Archibald Cochrane, CBE, MB, FRCP, was the Medical Officer of 'D' Bn. Layforce (50 and 52 Middle East Commandos). He was taken prisoner of war during operations at Crete continuing his work as a Doctor in the prison camps.
  • 1 November 1945 appoined M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst a Prisoner of War.
  • 31 May 1968 (David Davies Professor of Tuberculosis and Diseases of the Chest, Welsh National School of Medicine), appointed C.B.E., Civil Division.
  • Post war member of the Commando Association residing Glamorgan.
  • Member of the Middle East Commando Historical Research Group (MECHRG).
Sources
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/2 and WO417/9.
Prisoners of War / National Archives files WO392/1 and 11 (Stalag 4A); 
German Record Cards of British PoWs / National Archives file WO70/387 (Stalag 9C).
MBE - London Gazette 37331, page 5311.
CBE - London Gazette 44600, page 6307.
Commando Association newsletters 72, 74, and 87.
The Middle East Commandos, author Michael Messenger, appdx.V1.
 

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