• Charles Cook

  • Collar Number(s) 94 123


  • Career History/Biography

    Charles Henry Cook was born on in Toppesfield, Essex


    Charles Cook joined Essex County Constabulary on .

    Before joining, Charles worked as a Baker

    Appointed as Constable 94 (after demotion, became Constable 123)

    1888 - Stationed at Brentwood

    1889 - Served at Brentwood and Saffron Walden

    26/2/1889 - Absent from his beat - cautioned.

    1891 - Served at Halstead

    1893 - Served at Alphamstone

    1893- Served at Pebmarsh

    15/12/1893 - Being under influence of drink and improper conduct - fined 10/- 

    1896 - Police constable at Halstead.

    1896 - Awarded Badge of Merit and gratuity of £10 for meritorious conduct in connection with the arrest for murder at Pebmarsh in 1896. Also promoted to A/Sergeant

    1897 - Awarded Star of Merit

    1899 - Served at Maldon

    3/4/1899 - Drinking in public house when on duty - fined 10/- and removed to another station

    7/7/1899 - Charged with assault on two labourers at Little Maplestead. Case dismissed

    1901 - Police Sergeant at Maldon and living at 7, Queen Street, Maldon, Maldon St Peter, Essex, England, married to Sarah with a son and two daughters (1901 Census)

    1902 - Served at Clacton/Braintree/Brightlingsea (probably got fed up with being moved around!)

    20/6/1902 - Discreditable conduct - fined 10/- and removed to another station

    1/9/1902 - Gross neglect of duty - reduced to Constable (Collar No. 123)

    27/7/1903 - Drinking in a public house - fined 15/-

    1907 - Served at Kirby

    1909 - Served at Romford

    16/8/1914 - Leaving his beat without permission and being insolent to his sergeant - fined 5/- and cautioned

    1919 - Retirement while stationed at Romford (Fred Feather, History Notebooks, Essex Police Museum)



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