Born: 19th January 1884, Ipswich.

Died: 8th June 1945; age 61; died of Uraemia, enlargement of Prostate and Parotitis Hypertension, at Ipswich Borough General Hospital.

Informant – son – Norman H. Cook, of 72, Marchmont Road, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Residence: 70, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Tobacconist’s Manager, Farrier & General Smith, and Army Pensioner.


First World War: Driver, TS/4105, for the Army Service Corps. Britsh War & Victory medals awarded.


Rank: Private; Service Number: D/26510.

Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ebenezer & Mary Cook, of Ipswich; husband of Muriel Nora Cook, of Ipswich.




1891   Primrose Terrace, 33, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Thomas was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Ebenezer Cook, 47, a Passenger Guard, born Bawdsey, Suffolk.

Mary Ann Cook (nee Horn), 48, born Alderton, Suffolk.

Herman Cook, 16, a Porter – Upholster, born Ipswich.

Adelaide Maria Cook, 14, a Housemaid – out of situation, born Ipswich.

William Hugh Cook, 12, born Ipswich.

Ethel Cook, 11, born Ipswich.

Agnes Floss Cook, 10, born Ipswich.

Jessie Cook, 8, born Ipswich.

Mabel Cook, 5, born Ipswich.


1901   181, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.


Thomas was 17 years old, an Apprentice Shoeing Smith. He was living with his parents & sisters.

Ebenezer, 57, a Passenger Guard – G.E.Railway.

Mary, 59.

Agnes, 20.

Mabel, 15.


1911   17, Peel Street, Ipswich.


Thomas was 27 years old, a Shoeing Smith – Veterinary Surgeon. He was married and Head of the Household.

Muriel, 24.

Percy John Cook, 10 months, born Ipswich.


In 1910, Ipswich, Thomas married Muriel Nora Rance, born July 1886, Ipswich – daughter of Henry Charles Rance, a Post Office superintendent and Agnes Amelia Rance (nee Gaul), of Clive Villa, 44, Emlen Street, Ipswich.

They had 3 children:

Percy John Cook, born June 1909, Ipswich.

Norman Henry Cook, born December 1911, Ipswich.

Kathleen Mabel Cook, born July 1914, Ipswich.




Thomas was a Tobacconist’s Manager, Farrier & General Smith and ex Staff Sergeant. He was living with Muriel at their family home – 11, Crown Street, Ipswich.

Muriel, unpaid Domestic Duties.

3 others.


Muriel’s brother Hugh Lewin Rance lost his life in the First World War. Hugh was ranked a Private, service number 15616 for the Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 27th Battalion, when he was killed during the attack at Thelus, on the 9th April 1917, aged 32. He is commemorated on the Vimy memorial, France.

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