COOKSON, Charles

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
2 Commando
Police Service: 
Burnley Borough Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241654
Charles Cookson 2 Commando 1943
Constable Charles Cookson
Corporal Charles Cookson served in 1 Troop and later the Heavy Weapons Troop.
A serving Police Officer he volunteered as part of the Police Intakes to the Commandos.
1939 Police Constable, Burnley Borough Police, residing at 117 Woodgrove Road, Burnley.
July 1942 direct Police Intake to the Commando Basic Training Centre, Achnacarry.
Post war member of the Commando Association (Warrington Branch).
 
Sources
CVA Troop Images in No.2 Commando Gallery.
The 1939 Register covering Burnley.
Article with photo in the Burnley Express 25 November 1942.
Handwritten roll of No.2 Commando.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 78 issued March 1984.
 

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