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Clarence Herbert Cook

In memory of:

Private Clarence Herbert Cook

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

775041

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

38th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 26, 1887

Commemorated on Page 219 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

B. 15.

Location:

The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery stands on the western slopes of Vimy Ridge above the village of Souchez. The Cemetery is best reached by car or by foot from the village of Souchez, which is situated on the D937 Arras-Bethune road. Starting from the village square, the cemetery is signposted by CWGC directional signs and is approximately 3 kilometres outside of the village. Givenchy-en-Gohelle was taken by the 2nd Canadian Division on the 13th April, 1917 and remained in British hands during the rest of the War. The Canadian Cemetery was begun by the Canadian Corps, under the name of C.D. 20 in March, 1917, and two further graves were added in March, 1918. The cemetery covers an area of 308 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Clarence Cook– Caption (pg. 382):  Men of Peel Killed During the Great War.  Author - William Perkins Bull. "From Brock to Currie: the military development and exploits of Canadians in general and of the men of Peel in particular, 1791 to 1930."  Toronto, 1935.
  • Press Clipping
  • Circumstances of Death– 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 183 of 818.  Exhumed from his initial grave ½ mile South of Givenchie-en-Gohelle, 4 miles South West of Lens and re-interred at GIVENCHY-EN-GOHELLE CANADIAN CEMETERY.
  • Cemetery– The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, located on Vimy Ridge. The cemetery is in a wooded area, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery located on Vimy Ridge, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery located on Vimy Ridge, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)

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