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James Gore was born in 1893 in Nottingham and was the son of the late James Sanders Cooke a lace agent/traveller and Harriett Emma Cooke, née Gore of 46 Central Ave, New Basford, Nottingham. His father James Sanders was born in 1860 in Nottingham and his mother Harriett Emma Gore was born in 1861 in Nottingham. Their marriage was receorded in 1883 in the Nottingham Registration area, they had 4 children , Hattie Nora b1885, Hilda Elizabeth b1889, Dorothy Winifred b1890 and James Gore b1893. His father James Sanders died in Nottingham in 1903 aged 43 yrs. In the 1911 census the family are shown living at 46 Central Ave, New Basford, Nottingham, Harriett Emma 50 yrs is a widow and is living with her four children , Harriett Nora 26 yrs a school teacher, Hilda Elizabeth 22 yrs a school teacher, Dorothy Winifred 21 yrs a school teacher and James Gore 18 yrs a solicitors clerk. Following his death his probate was proven with a will at Nottingham on 25th March 1919 and shows him as James Gore Cooke of 46 Central Ave, Nottingham Captain H M Army, died on or since 8th October 1916 in France or Belgium, his effects of £412 14 shillings was left to Hattie Nora Cooke spinster.
Member of the Nottingham University Officer Training Corps.
08 Oct 1916
759079 - CWGC Website
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
On 24th September 1914 it was reported that James Gore Cooke had been granted a commission in the Sherwood Foresters. He was posted to the 16th Battalion (Chatsworth Rifles) with whom he was killed in action on 9th October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial
Extract from the Nottingham Evening Post dated 24th September 1914; - “James G. Cooke, of 46, Central-avenue, New Basford, and lately on the staff of the Telegraph Engineering Department, has been granted a commission as second-lieutenant of the Notts. and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters). Mr. Cooke was recently a cadet of the Nottingham University College O.T.C.” Above extract courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook page Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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