Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 20th July 1916; age 21; KiA.

Evening Star – Friday, 11th August 1916 – Private Alfred Cook, of the Suffolk Regiment has been reported missing since the 20th July 1916. His parents who reside at 75, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich, would be grateful for any news concerning him.

Residence: 75, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.

Employed: as Under Gardener to Mr. W. S. Cowell, of Henley Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 3rd December 1914.


He went with the Suffolks from Colchester, Essex, and had been at the Front except for a short break over Christmas 1915.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9006.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


The body was exhumed, identified by a cross on the grave, and reburied.


Grave Reference:


Caterpillar Valley Cemetery,







1901   St. Matthew’s Ale Stores, 37, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 5 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal uncle.

Alfred James Cook, 33, a landlord – Beer House – own account, born Martlesham, Suffolk.

Lewis James Read, 9, born Ipswich.

Annie Eliza Cook (nee Read), 30, born Ipswich.

Violet Annie Cook, 2, born Ipswich.

David Cook, 46, an Agricultural Labourer, born Martlesham.

1 visitor


1 servant.


1911   31 & 33, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich.


Alfred was 15 years old, an Errand Boy – Butcher. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Alfred, 43, a General Dealer own account.

Annie, 39.

Violet, 12.

Annie Eliza Cook, 6, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alfred James Cook – father.

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


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