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Nottingham
He was the son of William Alfred Cooke of 38 Edwin Street, St Ann's Well Road,Nottingham.
24 Oct 1914
1559379 - CWGC Website
8555
Private
2nd Bn South Lancashire Regiment
Private William Alfred Cooke enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2nd battalion South Lancashire Regiment. He landed in France on 14th August 1914 and was taken prisoner and died whilst in captivity. His name is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial. Red Cross records show: “Nähere Angaben unbekannt,” (details unknown).
In memoriam 24th October 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post: “COOKE. — In loving memory our dear brother, Private W. A. Cooke, died in Germany, October 24th, 1914. Sadly missed. — From his loving sisters. “COOKE. — In loving memory of our dear son, Private W. A. Cooke, died in Germany, October 24th, 1914. Sadly missed. – From father and mother, brother Harry (on naval duty).” Notices and information are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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