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Arnold William Cooke

In memory of:

Sergeant Arnold William Cooke

August 10, 1942

Dalhousie Mountain, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Military Service


Service Number:

R/108285

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Alfred and Sarah Elizabeth Cooke, of St. Lambert, Quebec.

A dedication service took place at 2:00 p.m. on 10 August 2008, the 66th anniversary of the crash of Hudson bomber, BW 401 which took the lives of four Canadians, Sergeant Howard J. 'Jim' Vincent, Pilot Officer John Kenneth 'Jack' Hobson, Pilot Officer Paul Amos Rogers and Sergeant Arnold William Cooke and Pilot Officer John Bursill from Campbelltown, New South Wales.

The church service which was held at Durham Presbyterian Church followed by family of the crew and other dignataries being transported to the memorial site where a military-style ceremony took place. There was an unveiling and consecration of the Memorial Stone and Plaque.

Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MONTREAL (MOUNT ROYAL) CEMETERY
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. G.943. Grave 354.

Location:

From downtown Montreal access Avenue du Parc, then left to Cote St. Catherine. Turn left onto Boulevard Mont-Royal then follow chemin de la foret into the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ARNOLD WILLIAM COOKE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death registers– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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