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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joseph Cooke

In memory of:

Private Joseph Cooke

October 16, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

H/8017

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Cooke, of Kenora, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 278 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

2. E. 2.

Location:

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY is located 39 Km north west of Antwerp and 19 Km after passing the Border into the Netherlands. The N11 connects Antwerp to Bergen op Zoom via Kapellen, Pulte, Hoogerheide and finally on to Bergen op Zoom. On reaching Bergen op Zoom railway station turn right onto the Stationsplein and after 200 M turn right onto the Bredastraat. Follow this road for 500 M where it becomes Wouwsestraatweg and carry straight on for 2.5 kilometres. The street name has now changed to the Ruytershoveweg and the BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left of this street. Steps into cemetery (not suitable for wheelchairs).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Photo of JOSEPH COOKE– Joe Cooke and friend
  • Photo– Joe's parents, Joseph Cooke and Elizabeth Aitkenhead Cooke visit their son's grave in 1962.
  • Cap badge– Joe's WWII Essex Scottish cap badge.
  • Photo of Joseph Cooke– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Joseph Cooke– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Joseph Cooke– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Joseph Cooke– L- R Joe, Elizabeth and Ken Cooke. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Joseph Cooke– Joseph Cooke was killed on his first day in combat; he died during the fighting for the Dutch village of Woensdrecht.

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