Born: 1890, Rangoon, Burma.
Died: 29th September 1918; age: 28; KiA.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 34481
Regiment: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 1st Battalion.
Formerly 3366, Royal Fusiliers.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Pas de Calais,
1901 10 & 12, Eagle Street, Ipswich.
John was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Arthur Cook, 45, a Bread, Flour & Grocery & Provision Merchant – own account – at home, born Ipswich.
Alice Mary Cook (nee White), 39, born Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Alice Beatrice Cook, 22, a Baker & Grocery Shop Assistant, born Colchester, Essex.
Lilly Flora Cook, 20, a Baker & Grocery Shop Assistant, born Colchester.
Ellen Rose Cook, 16, a Baker & Grocery Shop Assistant, born Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, East Indies.
Arthur W. T. Cook, 15, a Provision Agent, born Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, East Indies.
Annie Kate Lavinia Cook, 13, born Rangoon, Burma.
Emma D.L. Cook, 10, born Rangoon, Burma.
Agnes B. Cook, born Rangoon, Burma.
1 boarder also employed as a grocer’s assistant.
1911 22, Newton Road, Ipswich.
John was 21 years old, a Greengrocer’s Assistant. He was married & Head of the Household.
In 1908, Ipswich, John married May Fairweather, born May 1886, Monk Soham, Suffolk. They had 2 children:
John Arthur Cook, born March 1909, Ashfield, Suffolk.
Constance May A. Cook, born June 1913, Ipswich.
John is also remembered on the war memorial under Fire Brigade at the Town Hall, Ipswich.