Frank Guest Cooke

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Oldbury, West Midlands, England, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Dernière résidence connue:
Oldbury, West Midlands, England, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Birmingham, Warwickshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Royal Field Artillery, 55 Bty. 33rd Bde.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Zonnebeke Church - Zonnebeke Kirche, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


White House Cemetery
Parcelle: III
Rangée: Q
Tombe: 7

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 4

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Dernière résidence connue
#3 Lieu d'enrôlement
#4 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Frank Guest Cooke, a former relaying labourer for the Great Western Railway, was born on October 2, 1883 in Langley, West Midlands, England. He was the first child of James Randall Cooke (a former music teacher and organist) and Sarah Louisa Cooke. He had four brothers and seven sisters. He enlisted in Birmingham, West Midlands. He served in the 55th Bty of the 33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, part of the 11th (Northern) Division. His brother Hubert served in the 2/4th Kings Shropshire Light Infantry and his brother Philips served in the merchant navy. Both his brothers survived the war.

British artillerists, together with Canadians, were positioned in Zonnebeke during this time, behind the ruins of Zonnebeke Church. On November 11, 1917 the 55th Battery relieved a Canadian Brigade. On November 12, 1917 they were heavily shelled while using their 15 cm Howitzers in Zonnebeke. Three men of the 33rd Brigade were killed this day: Cooke, Berry and Howard.

Frank Guest, aged 34, was killed in action on November 12, 1917. Bombardier Cooke was initially buried where he fell, near Zonnebeke Church (28.D.28.a.10.70). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in the White House Cemetery, Plot III, Row Q, Grave 7.

Sources 3

33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/1694/1).
Sources utilisées
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
Sources utilisées
War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
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