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  • Commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of Walter Cooke  at Fricourt New Military Cemetery. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
Arnold
Walter was born in Arnold in 1892 the son of John and Betsy Cooke, his father was born in 1868. In the 1911 Census Walter is shown as being 19 yrs of age, single and a collier downman (ganger) and living with his parents and six siblings at 7 Church Lane, Arnold. He later became an employee of Allen Solley & Co in Arnold. .
He was employed as a collier downman (ganger) and later worked for Allen Solly & Co on Brookfield Road, Arnold
01 Jul 1916
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542158 - CWGC Website
11945
Private
10th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
We know he enlisted into the West Yorkshire Regiment at Nottingham in 1915. He was killed in action on the First Day of the Somme Battle on 1st July, 1916, when in action with his battalion, attacking the German lines near Fricourt
He is buried at Fricourt New Military Cemetery
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  • Commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of Walter Cooke  at Fricourt New Military Cemetery. 
Courtesy of Peter Gillings
    Walter Cooke - Commonwealth wargrave commission headstone marking the grave of Walter Cooke at Fricourt New Military Cemetery. Courtesy of Peter Gillings