Pilot Officer William Cockburn D.F.M.

Pilot Officer William Hugh Cockburn, D.F.M. Royal Air Force. He was lost on Operations on 21st August 1944, aged 24. He was the son of Christopher and Annie Cockburn of Akeld, Wooler and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. He was a member of 58 Squadron Royal Air Force which from April 1942 was transferred to Coastal Command for Anti Submarine Duties and flew the Handley Page Halifax.

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