COOK, Reginald Cyril

2nd Lieutenant, Reginald Cyril COOK
Aged 24

attached to 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade
formerly C/3543, Sergeant, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died of his Wounds on Thursday,11th July 1918

Reginald Cyril COOK was born in Barnet(Barnet Q1-1894 3A:244), son of William James and Emily COOK (née BOWDICH).

1901 census...Aged 7, Cyril was at 7 Gloucester Road, Stoke Newington, London, with his father William J COOK [40] insurance superintendent, born Clutton, Somerset; his mother Emily [43] born Temple Cloud, Somerset; brothers Stanley [20] commercial clerk born Bath; sisters Elsie [16] commercial clerk, Ida [13] and Irene [11] all born in Ealing and sister Gladys [3] born Barnet.

1911 census...Reginald Cyril, aged 17, an insurance clerk, he was still at 7 Gloucester Road with his parents; brother Stanley Foster (printer/stationer); sisters Ida Winifred (typist), Irene Constance (typist) and Gladys Geraldine (school). The family were still at this address at probate of his will.

His name is not on the memorial plaque but he is named on Roll of Honour with his regiment, confirming his East Anglian School connection

He enlisted in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, reaching the rank of Sergeant and then commissioned in the Rifle Brigade on 26th June 1917.

Dying of his wounds and currently not having seen his service records, where and when he was wounded cannot be stated.

photo: Rodney Gibson

Reginald Cook is buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France, grave 3:G:26

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