Cook, Harry

BORN HULL 1894. SON OF THE LATE ALFRED ERNEST COOK & THE LATE ANN COOK. HIS WIFE MARY ANN AND DAUGHTER IVY (BORN 24/01/1917) LIVED AT THIS CWGC ADDRESS. HE WORKED AT THE CITY WINDOW CLEANING COMPANY, BASED IN BOND STREET. HE ENLISTED HULL, ON O7/06/1915. EX 4331, 2/4TH EYR. HE WAS DESCRIBED IN HIS ARMY RECORDS AS 5 FOOT 4 INCHES TALL, 35 INCH CHEST. APPOINTED L/CORPORAL ON 6/11/1915. TRANSFERRED TO THE 1ST BORDER REGIMENT ON 2/07/1916. SENT TO FRANC ON 13/07/1916. WOUNDED IN THE HANDS ON 16/09/1916, AND INVALIDED HOME. ARRIVED FRANCE FOR A SECOND TIME, ON 25/01/1917. KILLED IN ACTION ON 31/07/1917, AGED 23. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WHICH INCLUDED AN ID DISC, POCKET BOOK AND BIBLE WERE RETURNED TO HIS WIDOW. SHE WAS AWARDED A WEEKLY WAR PENSION OF 18 SHILLINGS AND NINE PENCE AND MOVED TO 83 CLIFTON TERRACE, GOODWIN STREET, HULL. HIS NAME WAS RECORDED ON THE WAR MEMORIAL AT ST THOMAS CHURCH, CAMPBELL STREET, WHICH WAS DESTROYED IN AN AIR RAID DURING WW2.

HIS FOUR BROTHERS ALSO SERVED:- TROOPER, THOMAS ARTHUR COOK, STOKERS, ALFRED AND WILLIAM COOK, ROYAL NAVY, & JAMES COOK, A MERCHANT NAVY SEAMAN. HIS FATHER PTE, ALFRED ERNEST COOK, EYR, SERVED IN INDIA. MRS COOK. ALSO HAD THREE BROTHERS SERVING IN THE ARMY AND ONE IN THE NAVY. DETAILS AND PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE HDM 25/08/1917. *


First name:
HARRY
Military Number:
241830
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Date Died
31/07/1917
Place died:
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, BELGIUM
Age:
23
88 CLIFTON TERRACE, DAY STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK