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George Cook was born in 1896 in Nottingham and was the son of Albert a house painter and Mabel Cook, née Barnett of Bell Terrace, Bell Street, Nottingham. His father Albert was born in 1875 in Nottingham and his mother Mabel Barnett was born in 1877 also in Nottingham, they were married in 1895 in Nottingham and went on to have 5 children sadly two of whom diedi in infancy or early childhood , their surviving children were George b1896, Mabel Clarice b1901 and Lily b1909, all the children were born in Nottingham . In the 1911 census the family are living at 37 Crown Street, Blue Bell Hill Road, Nottingham and are shown as Albert 36 yrs a house painter he is living with his wife Mabel 34 yrs and their children George 15 yrs an errand boy, Mabel Clarice 10 yrs a scholar and Lily 2 yrs of age.
Member of 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club).
08 Jan 1918
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2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. George Cook, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 2/7th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Robin Hood Rifles), he died of wounds on 8th January 1918. He is buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.
Death notice published 15th January 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- COOK. – Died of wounds, January 8th, Pte. G. Cook, Sherwood Foresters, dearly loved and only son of Albert and Mabel Cook, 5, Bell Terrace, aged 22. God's will be done, though hearts might break; no loved ones stood beside you to hear your last farewell, not a word of comfort could you have from those that loved you dearly. – From broken-hearted mother, father, and sisters.” In memoriam published 8th January 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “COOK. – In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. George Cook, Signaller, 2/7th Sherwood Foresters, died of wounds January 8th, 1918, aged 23 years. A loving son, a brother kind, he was to us in heart and mind; he always strove to do his best. Loved and respected by all who knew him. – From mother, father (in France), and sisters.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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