JACKSON, Colin

Rank: 
Gunner
Unit / Base: 
'Commando Basic Training Centre'
Police Service: 
Preston Borough Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Born: 
Tuesday, August 27, 1918
Birthplace: 
Kirkburton, Yorkshire
Died: 
1968
Place died: 
Preston, Lancashire
Age: 
49
Colin Jackson CBTC
Colin Jackson was a Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos and served at the Commando Basic Training Centre.
  • 20 September 1938 joined the Police Service.
  • 1939 single and a Police Constable residing at 191 Shelley Road, Preston.
  • September 1941 Constable Jackson married Miss Helen Ferguson Higham at Fleetwood Parish Church.
  • 1942 commencement of the Police Intakes at the Commando Basic Training Centre.
  • 1946 rejoined the Police Service.
  • Post war member of the Commando Association. 
  • April 1968 retired from the Police on ill health, rank Police Constable. Passed away very shortly after this.
Sources
Tony Moore, FRHistS, Police Historian.
The 1939 Register covering Preston.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 48 issued March 1969.
Register of Deaths for Amounderness District of Lancashire, registered in April/May/June 1968.
[Image] Report on the wedding published in the Fleetwood Chronicle 12 September 1941, pages 4 and photo on p10 (wedding photo in the WW2 Commando training Gallery).
 

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