Photograph courtesy of Sandra Cook.


Born: 1899, Ipswich.

Died: 7th August 1918; age 19; KiA.

Residence: 177, Spring Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: December 1917.

Service: Sent to France July 1918.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 50113.

Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment, 6th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:william-thomas-cook


Dive Copse-le-Sec




image from 1918 Chronicle newspaper

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Martha Louisa Cook, of 177, Spring Road, Ipswich.




1901   Lawson Cottage, Kemball Street, Ipswich.


William was a year old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal uncle.

Walter Cook, 31, a Cigar Maker, born Ipswich.

Martha Louisa Cook, 27, (nee Collins), born Ipswich.

Walter Arthur Oliver Cook, 5, born Ipswich.

Stanley Harold Cook, 4, born Ipswich.

Charles Edward Cook, 22, a Storekeeper – Iron Foundry, born Ipswich.


1911   177, Spring Road, Ipswich.


William was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 41, a Baker’s Labourer – Co-operative Society.

Martha, 38.

Stanley, 14, a Garden Boy – Domestic.

Gladys Victoria Cook, 9, born Ipswich.

Arthur Charles Cook, 7, born Ipswich.

Frank Herbert Cook, 5, born Ipswich.

Cecil Cook, 4, born Ipswich.

Doris May Cook, 4, born Ipswich.

Evelyn Cook, 2, born Ipswich.

Sidney Cook, 7 months, born Ipswich.

William is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church Ipswich WW1 Memorial

William on the right.

Northamptonshire Regiment, 6th Battalion:

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