1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

George William Cook

Contributed by: Yvonne Parker, on 2008-11-14

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Rank
First Name George William
Surname Cook
Year of Birth 1885
Year of Death 1915
Regiment Royal Lincolnshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Grantham, Lincolnshire

George William's Story

George, my husbands Great Uncle, lost his life on the first day of the Battle of Loos.

The Battle of Loos, 25 September - 19 October 1915

8th Btn Lincolnshire Regiment

A Division of K3, the units were assembled around Tring during September 1914. The Division crossed to France 2nd-13th September 1915. It served on the Western Front with distinction throughout the war.

The Division's first experience was truly appalling. Having been in France for only a few days, lengthy forced marches brought it into the reserve for the British assault at Loos. GHQ planning left it too far behind to be a useful reinforcement on the first day, but it was sent into action on 26th September, whereupon it suffered over 3,800 casualties for very little gain.

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Anonymous 2008-11-19

George Cook left a wife and two infant sons.

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