No.240746, Private, Bert COOKE
5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Bertie George COOKE was born in Barrow (2nd qtr 1898 Thingoe 4a:810) son of Herbert and Louisa COOKE (née BOND)
1901 census...Aged 3, he was at 1 Meadow Row, Barrow with his father Herbert COOKE  farm labourer born Wheostead; his mother Louisa ; sisters Maude  and Ivy E  ;brother Frank E [6 months]; his widowed grandmother Sophia BOND  his uncle John BOND  and cousin Dora BOND . All except his father were born in Barrow
1911 census...Aged 13, he was still in Barrow with his parenst (father now farm engine driver); sister Maude, Ivy and Vera ; brothers Frank , Cecil and William [6 months]; grandmother Sophie BOND. His mother had lost one of her 8 children.
The pension card has his mother at 1 Meadow Row, Barrow but after her death his father was at 15 Council Houses, Barrow.
He enlisted in Bury St.Edmunds|
Dying of his wounds and no service record available it is impossible here to say exactly where or when he was wounded. Kantara became a major base and hospital centre.
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