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Roscoe Cooke

In memory of:

Private Roscoe Cooke

August 17, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)


47th Bn.

Additional Information


May 25, 1885

Son of William Cooke.

Commemorated on Page 388 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

I. F. 16.


The village of Caix is situated about 28 kilometres south-east of Amiens, midway between the N29, Amiens to St. Quentin road, and the D934, Amiens to Roye road. The CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY is south of the village. From the centre of the village on the main road, D28, in the direction of Beaucourt en Santerre, turn left at the D41 in the direction of Le Quesnel. About 200 metres along this road is the local communal cemetery and the first CWGC signpost will be found. Turn left just before the local cemetery and follow the side road where the CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY will be found on the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Vancouver Daily Province December 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Roscoe Cooke– Pvt. Roscoe Cooke 2020200  47th Battn. C.E.F.  KIA in France Aug. 17th 1918.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRC UMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CONNON TO CORBETT.  Microform Sequence 22; Volume Number 31829_B016731. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 166.  Page 399 of 818.  Private Roscoe Cooke was originally buried near the Regimental First Aid Post off Fourquescourt Road.  After the Armistice his body was exhumed and re-interred in Caix British Cemetery which was created at the time to hold the remains of soldiers exhumed from graves  (mainly of March and August 1918) from nearby battlefields and smaller cemeteries.
  • Gravemarker– Memorial Grave of 2020200 Pvt. Roscoe Cooke  47th Battn. CEF in the New Westminster BC  City Cem.  KIA  Aug. 17th 1918 in France.

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