Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William John Cook

In memory of:

Sergeant William John Cook

February 8, 1919

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Engineers


2nd Railway Bn.

Additional Information


November 24, 1884

Commemorated on Page 531 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Sussex, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

A. 555.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of William Cook– William Cook, born 1884 in Victoria, Ontario, Canada, son of Henry Cook and Ann Lockhart. Grew up in Housey's Rapids (near Gravenhurst) and worked as a carpenter until he enlisted 23rd September 1914 in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier. He served in England and France for the duration of the war but died of influenza at No. 14 Canadian General Hospital in Eastbourne, Sussex, England on the 8th February 1919  and is buried there in Seaford Cemetery. Two of William's brothers Harry  Ray Cook and Stanley Perry Cook also served in WWI but survived to return home to Canada.
  • Grave Marker– Photo provided by The Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project. Volunteer Henry Drury
  • Photo of William John Cook– Sergeant William John Cook
2nd Railway Battalion
(as a Private circa 1915)

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