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Private Thomas Albert COOKE (known as Albert)

Northamptonshire Regiment 23196
2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment 43375

Thomas Albert was born on 26 January 1896 in Spratton, the son of an Irish waggoner, Thomas Cooke and his wife Sarah Ann. To distinguish him from his father, he was known as Albert. The large family of five sons and two daughters lived in a small three-roomed cottage in Bakers Lane, Spratton. Albert and his older brother Harry were both farm labourers and both served in the First World War.

Albert was conscripted into the Northamptonshire Regiment on 1 March 1916 and sent to France with the British Expeditionary Force in October 1916. He fought at Vimy Ridge, Messines, Ypres and Passchendaele before being killed in action with the 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment at Arras on 20 September 1917 aged 21. He has no known grave and his name is inscribed on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. He is also remembered on the War Memorial in the churchyard at Spratton. Albert was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

(Albert always spells his surname as COOKE and his brother Harry spells it COOK. On the census forms the family always use COOKE)

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Where he lived in Spratton

Genealogy Data

Albert Cook's name is inscribed on the Tyne Cot Memorial, near Ypres in Belgium
Albert Cook's name is inscribed on the Tyne Cot Memorial, near Ypres in Belgium
Albert Cook's name is inscribed on the Tyne Cot Memorial, near Ypres in Belgium
Albert Cook's name is inscribed on the Tyne Cot Memorial, near Ypres in Belgium


MEN WHO SERVED

ADNITT
ARCHER
ARTHUR
AUSTIN
BALDERSON
BALDWIN
BATTAMS
BILLING
BLAKESLEY
BLUNDELL
BOWERS
BRANSON
BROWN
BUCKBY
BUSWELL
CAPON
CATTELL
CLARKE
COOKE
COPSON
CRANE
DICKENS
DICKERSON
DUNKLEY
ELDRED
ELSDALE
ERSKINE
FOWLES
FRANKLIN
FRISBY
GAMMAGE
GIST
GOODEN
GOODWIN
GREEN
HAYTER
HIDER
HIGGS
HOBLEY
HODGE(S)
HODSON
HORNE
HUNT
JOHNSON
JUDD
KENCH
KNIGHT
KNIGHTALL
LEATHERLAND
LEESON
LEONARD
LETTS
LIVESEY
MAINS
MANNING
MANNINGHAM-BULLER
MARTIN
MASON
MIDDLETON (WYKES)
NORMAN
PAGE
PASSEY
PATEMAN
PAYNE
PHEASANT
POWELL
REEVE
RHODES-MOORHOUSE
RICHARDSON
SMITH
SNEDKER
SPEECHLEY
STEVENS
TARPLEY
TARRANT
TAYLOR
THORNTON
TIRRELL
TITE
TREDWELL
TURLAND
VINEY
VOKE
WADHAMS
WARD
WARWICKS
WHATTON
WOOD
WYKES
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