FREDERICK WILLIAM COOK

 

Family surname was COOK-ABBOTT.

 

Born: 12th November 1891, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 11th July 1915; age 23; Died of Wounds – received in action at Blauvepoort, near Ypres. He was working in the trenches when a bullet stuck him in the back which passed through his side and arm. Served 3 years & 271 days.

Enlisted: 23rd April 1908; age: 17 years & 5 months; Occupation: Ransome Sims & Jefferies. Next of Kin: Mr A. Cook, 98, Fore Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 2 ins.

 

Enlisted in the Special Army Reserve on the 14th October 1911; Age: 19 years & 1 month; Religion: CofE.Next of Kin: Mr A. Cook, 30, Long Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 2 ins, blue eyes & brown hair.

Date of Entry Therein: 9th October 1914.

 

Service:

Home: October – 1911 – 6th October 1914.

France – 7th October 1914 – 30th January 1915.

Home: 31st January 1915 – 11th May 1915.

B.E.F. 1th May 1915 – 11th July 1915.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 7105

Regiment: Norfolk Regiment, ‘A’ Coy, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

B.4.

Blauwrepoort Farm Cemetery,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Brother of Mr. A. Cook, of 35, Alexandria Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   12, Plough Street, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 9 years old and living with his parents, siblings, widowed maternal grandmother & uncle.

Arthur Cook-Abbott, 43, an Iron Foundry Moulder, born Ipswich.

Amelia Cook-Abbott (nee Thorrington), 38, born Ipswich.

Arthur Albert Cook-Abbott, 19, an Iron Foundry Moulder, born Ipswich.

Florence Emma Cook-Abbott, 17, a Laundry Maid – Preparer, born Ipswich.

Clara Rosa Cook-Abbott, 16, a Paper Bag Maker, born Ipswich.

Mabel Eliza Cook-Abbott, 14, born Ipswich.

Ethel Amelia Cook-Abbott, 11, born Ipswich.

Bertie Cook-Abbott, 5, born Ipswich.

May Cook-Abbott, 4, born Ipswich.

Emma Thorrington, 71.

William Thorrington, 36, an Able Seaman, born Ipswich.

 

1911   98, Fore Street, Ipswich.

 

Frederick was 20 years old, an unemployed General Labourer. He was living with his parents, siblings & widowed maternal grandmother.

Arthur, 53, a Moulder – Iron Foundry.

Amelia, 49.

Mabel, 24, a Laundress.

Ethel, 23, a Laundress.

Bertie, 16, an Apprentice Moulder – Iron Foundry.

May, 15, Mother’s Help.

Emma Thorrington, 82.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Arthur Cook – father, and later to Arthur Cook – brother.

 

Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich, and also on his parents headstone at Ipswich Old Cemetery, Section O. Arthur & Amelia both died in 1918.

 

Norfolk Regiment, ‘A’ Coy, 1st Battalion:

 

 

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