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Radford Nottingham
Thomas Cook was born in 1885 the son of Thomas, a gas stoker, and Margaret Hannah Cook (née Boxhall). His father was born in 1842 at Strelley and died in 1889 in Nottingham aged 48. Margaret Hannah Boxhall was born in 1853 in Lambeth, London. Married on 24th May 1874 at St Mary’s Church, Lambeth, they had seven children four surviving infancy - Charles b.1877, Rose b.1883, Thomas b.1885 and Nellie b.1888. In 1911, Thomas lived at 15 Chapel Street, Nuthall Road, Nottingham, with his mother Margaret, a charwoman. Her married daughter Margaret Cook Kenrick (Nellie) and an unnamed grandchild also lived there. Thomas married Annie Sarah Toon on 23rd March 1912 at Nottingham. They had two children Thomas Harold born 18th July 1912 and John born 16th July 1913. The family lived at 137 Cinderhill Road, Bulwell. Following Thomas’s death Annie Sarah lived at 112 Carlingford Rod, Hucknall. She received a weekly pension of 25 shillings for herself and her two children.
He was a clay getter.
15 Oct 1917
454463 - CWGC Website
Royal Garrison Artillery
186th Siege Bty Thomas Cook attested on 11th December 1915 at Nottingham. He was posted to the reserves and mobilised on 3rd June 1916, joining the army at Great Yarmouth. He embarked from Folkstone and landed in Boulogne on 25th October 1916. He was killed in action the following year on 15 October, and is buried in White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium (grave ref. II.B.3). He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal. CWGC (extract) 'White House Cemetery was begun in March 1915 and used until April 1918 by units holding this part of the line. It then comprised most of the present Plots I and II; but after the Armistice these Plots were completed, and III and IV added, when graves were brought in from the battlefields around Ypres (now Ieper) and from a number of small burial grounds' The burial grounds are listed and included British soldiers who were buried in 1917.
CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'Faithful unto death all he hoped for all he had he gave' Research by Peter Gillings
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