Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick Cooke

In memory of:

Private Frederick Cooke

April 16, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

400970

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

10th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 1, 1895

Son of Charles and Emma Cooke, of Dover, England. Brother of Charles, Frank and Harry Cooke. Harry died on April 27, 1916 while serving with the Royal Navy, Charles died on July 9, 1917 while serving with the Royal Navy and Frank died on July 1, 1918 while serving with the Royal Engineers.

Commemorated on Page 70 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. C. 4.

Location:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation Paper– Page 1 Attestation papers. Source - Library and Archives Canada online
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CONNON TO CORBETT.  Microform Sequence 22; Volume Number 31829_B016731. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 166.  Page 369 of 818.
  • War Memorial– The Town Memorial, Dover, Kent, England, where Private Frederick Cooke is commemorated. He is one of fourteen Dovorians on our memorial who emigrated to Canada and died while serving in Canadian forces in the Great War. Information gathered by the Dover War Memorial Project.
  • War Memorial– The panel on the Town Memorial, Dover, Kent, England, where Private Frederick Cooke is commemorated. Three of his brothers also died in the Great War and are remembered here too. They are Frank Cooke (Royal Engineers), Harry  Cooke (Royal Navy), and Charles Cooke (Royal Navy). Information gathered by the Dover War Memorial Project.
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave marker

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