PRIVATE JOHN COOKE

Died 18th May 1917
No. 22415 of the Kings Own Lancs. Regiment, 11th Battalion.
Born: Woburn Sands, 23rd July 1893
Enlisted: Watford, November 1915

Johns’ parents, John, a labourer, and Ellen, lived at 3, The Leys. John Jnr was their youngest son, known as Jack, and he had worked on the railway. He went to France on June 1st, 1916. He was formerly with the Suffolk Regiment, no. 23065, and also spent time with the South Lancashires.

He was killed in action on the Western Front. He is listed on the Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France. Listed on the Woburn Sands Memorial.