Photograph courtesy of Diane George
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.