GEORGE MATTHEW COOK

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

 

Born: 1881, Occold, Suffolk.

Baptised: 23rd October 1881, Occold, Suffolk.

Died: 8th January 1919; age: 37; Died of Wounds, at Dundee, Angus, Scotland.

Enlistment Location: Norwich, Norfolk.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 889531.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘D’ Battery, 168th Brigade. Territorial Force.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.85.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Sarah Cook, of Debenham, Suffolk; husband of Rosa May Spall (formerly Cook), of 297, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Bedingfield, Suffolk.

 

George was 8 years old and living with his brother at the home of their maternal grandparents & uncle.

Thomas Hammond, 73, an Agricultural Labouer, born Bedingfield.

May Hammond, 68, born Bedingfield.

Thomas William Hammond, 36, an Agricultural Labourer, born Bedingfield.

Thomas William Cook, 18, an Agricultural Labourer, born Saxtead, Suffolk.

 

On the 1891 census, Thomas & George’s family were living at Church Street, Occold, Suffolk.

James Cook, 49, an Agriculutal Labourer, born Saxstead, Suffolk.

Sarah Cook (nee Hammond), 44, born Monk Soham, Suffolk.

5 brothers & 3 sisters.

 

1911   Red House Farm Cottage, Aspal, Suffolk.

 

George was 28 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Rosa, 22.

Daisy, 1.

visitor Maurice Percival Bowman, 13, a Tailor Apprentice – worker at home, born Ipswich.

visitor Reginald Bowman, 6, born Ipswich.

 

On the 18th August 1909, Occold, Suffolk, George married, Rosa May Bowman, born September 1889, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Daisy May G. Cook, born 1910, Bromes, Suffolk.

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