"Brigadier Cookie"

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  1. Charles Barne

    Charles Barne Member

    Afternoon

    I'm currently editing my grandfather's diaries from WW2. He was Lt Col Anthony Barne who commanded the 4th Hussars in the final stretch of the war. He mentions "Brigadier Cookie" several times in 1945 but I can't seem to track him down. He would have been part of the Eight Army in the Italian campaign and should, in theory, be easy to locate

    Any help gratefully received...

    Charlie
     
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    Recommendation for Award for Cooke, Ronald Basil Bowen Bancroft Rank: Lieutenant... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/71/9
    Name Cooke, Ronald Basil Bowen Bancroft
    Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
    Award: Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 05 August 1943

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    Recommendation for Award for Cooke, Ronald Basil Bowen Bancroft Rank: Temporary... | The National Archives

    Reference: WO 373/7/275
    Name Cooke, Ronald Basil Bowen Bancroft
    Rank: Temporary Brigadier
    Service No: 403
    Regiment: BGS Head Quarters 10 Corps
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Italy
    Award: Distinguished Service Order
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 24 August 1944

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    Recommendation for Award for Cooke, Ronald Basil Bowen Bancroft Regiment: ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/148/9
    Name Cooke, Ronald Basil Bowen Bancroft
    Regiment: British Army
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: Foreign to British: USA
    Award: The Legion of Merit
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 23 May 1947

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    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37961/supplement/2287/data.pdf


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    Ronald Basil Bowen Bancroft Cooke - Person - National Portrait Gallery

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/76405908/ronald-basil_bowen_bancroft-cooke
     
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  4. Charles Barne

    Charles Barne Member

    fantastically helpful- thank you so much
     

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