Cousins, Alfred Ernest, 57, Police Constable, Sergeant, Inspector.

Police Sergeant A.E. Cousins allowed to re-join the Army.


Hertfordshire Mercury, 24th July 1915.

P.s. A.E. Cousins, who has been Sergeant-Instructor at headquarters at Hatfield for the past three and a half years, and formerly clerk at Hertford, has this week been granted permission to join the Army, and has enlisted in his old Regiment, the Royal Warwicks, who are training at Boreham Camp, Chelmsford.  He has received the appointment of Quartermaster-Sergeant and Chief Clerk on the staff of the 2nd /1st South Midland Division.  He was a very smart police officer, and stood first on the list for promotion to Inspector, having passed all of the necessary examinations.  Before joining the Herts. Constabulary 13 years ago, Sergt. Cousins served 12 years in the Royal Warwicks, which he left with the rank of Colour-Sergeant.  He served six years abroad, and was with Lord Kitchener in the Egyptian campaign of 1898, being present at the battle of Khartoum.  Whilst in the Army he was a champion sprinter, and won many prizes.

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