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  • Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone for G Cook at Vlamertinghe, Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings.
Person Details
Arnold Nottinghamshire
George was born in 1895 the son of William and Amy Cooke nee Hartshorn. His father William Cooke was born in Arnold in 1895 and his mother, Amy Cooke, in 1865, also in Arnold. His parents were married in 1884; the marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District. On the 1911 Census they state that they had had ten children but sadly three died in infancy or childhood. The surviving children were: William Thomas b. 1893, George b 1895, Eva b. 1897, Horace b. 1899, Amy b. 1901, Elizabeth b. 1903 and Eleanor b. 1905. In the 1911 Census they were living at 48 Edwin Street, Arnold, Nottingham, with William who was 50 years old, head of the family and a house painter, living with his wife Amy 46 years and their children William Thomas 18 years, a pawn broker's assistant, George 16 years, a painter's apprentice, Eva 14 years, an errand girl, Horace 12 years, a scholar, Amy 12 years, a scholar, Elizabeth 8 years, a scholar, and Eleanor 6 years, who was also a scholar. At the time of his death George was living at 86 Hunger Hill Road.
He was a painter's apprentice in 1911.
08 Sep 1915
20
137999 - CWGC Website
1791
Lance Corporal
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal George Cooke enlisted in Nottingham and served with the 1/7th Robin Hood battalion Sherwood Foresters. He entered theatre in France on 28th February 1915. He was wounded in action and died of his wounds at the 46th Field Ambulance on 8th September 1915. He is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave reference II.a.13.
Obituary published Nottingham Evening Post 8th September 1916: “COOKE. – In loving memory of Lance-Corporal George Cooke, Robin Hoods, aged 20, second son of Amy Cooke, late Hunger Hill-road, died of wounds September 8th, 1915. Gave his life for King and country. Peace, perfect peace. Greatly missed by all. – From his sorrowing mother, brothers, and sisters.' Family's inscription on CWGC headstone: 'Peace Perfect Peace'
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  • Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone for G Cook at Vlamertinghe, Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings.
    G Cooke - Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone for G Cook at Vlamertinghe, Military Cemetery, Belgium. Photograph courtesy of Peter Gillings.
  • Photograph with notice, Nottingham Evening Post 13 November 1915. Courtesy of Jim Grundy, facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    George Cooke - Photograph with notice, Nottingham Evening Post 13 November 1915. Courtesy of Jim Grundy, facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918