James Aikman Cochrane

James Aikman Cochrane MC (born 24 June 1888) was a Scottish soldier of the British Army who won the Military Cross and the Belgian Croix de Guerre avec Palme and Croix de Chevalier de l'Ordre de Leopole.[1] With his wife Margarita, he had two children, a daughter Marigold and a son also called James Aikman who Margarita decreed should be known as "Peter" to distinguish him from his father and a cousin. Peter Cochrane himself won a Military Cross during the Second World War in the Western Desert in 1940 and a Distinguished Service Cross in 1941 during the Battle of Keren.[2]


  1. ^ Obituary: Peter Cochrane, war hero, publisher, printer. The Scotsman, Martin Hannan, 11 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Captain Peter Cochrane", The Times, 14 December 2015, p. 55.