PERCY GEORGE COOK

Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

 

Born: 1891, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Died: 12th April 1916; age 24; Died of Wounds – Lahore British General Hospital, Calais, after being severely wounded in the trenches.

Residence: 147, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Employed: at Messrs. Wrinch & Sons, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914.

 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 1279

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, ‘D’ Company, 1st/4th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

Plot C. Row 2. Grave 11.

Calais Southern Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of George Henry and Agnes Cook, of 147, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   423, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

 

Percy was 9 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

George Henry Cook, 36, a Wheelwright, born Lambeth, Surrey.

Charlotte Agnes Cook (nee Manning) 30, born Langham, Suffolk.

Henry Gordon Cook, 6, born Ipswich.

James Douglas Cook, 4, born Ipswich.

Frank Leonard Cook, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1911   8, Hayhill Road, Ipswich.

 

Percy was 19 years old, a Carpenter and living with his parents & siblings

George Henry, 46, a Wheelwright.

Agnes, 40.

Henry, 16, an Apprentice Upholsterer.

James, 14, an Errand Boy for a Greengrocer.

Frank, 12, at school & a Newsboy.

Robert Manning Cook, 9, born Ipswich.

Gerald Howard Cook, 8, born Ipswich.

Thomas Harold Cook, 5, born Ipswich.

Ruby Isabel Cook, 1, born Ipswich.

Ivy D. Cook, 2 months, born Ipswich.

Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.

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