Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Samuel Yardley Cook

In memory of:

Lieutenant Samuel Yardley Cook

July 3, 1919

Military Service


Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

72nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 17, 1886
Darlaston, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

September 23, 1915
Vancouver, British Columbia

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

COLWYN BAY (BRONYNANT) CEMETERY
Denbighshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

B. 358.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Cemetery– This is a general view of Colwyn Bay (Bronynant) Cemetery where Samuel is buried.
  • Grave Marker– Samuel was born in Darlaston, Staffordshire on June 17, 1886, the son of Samuel & Elizabeth Cook.  A married man, he was an engineer by profession.  He had over ten years experience of the military before enlisting on September 23, 1915 at Vancouver, British Columbia.  He survived the war but in 1919 was accidentally drowned at Rhos-on-Sea, Wales whilst trying to rescue others.  His younger brother Herbert, who also served in the Canadian Army, died in Belgium in 1917 and is commemorated on the headstone.

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