Project Description

JOHN WILLIAM COOK 1893–1975

Sc Rifles

Born 21st October 1893 in Cotgrave, Notts

Married Mildred Bemrose of Radcliffe on Trent on August 2nd 1915

Married Kathleen B Harris in 1933, died 1976

Died 1975

1901 Census

Age 7 living with father Joseph, a carrier and carter, mother Harriett and his sisters Sarah 11 and Kate 9 in Cotgrave.

1911 Census

Age 17 living with parents and 2 boarders at Cherry Tree Cottage, Cotgrave. He is employed as a farm labourer.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 242730, (64107?)

Military Unit: 6th Scottish Rifles

Theatre of War: Unconfirmed. Service record indicates that he served in the U.K.

Attested: 11.12.1915

Address: Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent; age 22 years 2 months, occupation carter for Boots Drug Company, next of kin Mildred Cook, wife

12.12.15: Army Reserve

16.10.16: Mobilised to Ireland

19.10.16: Posted to 2/4 Royal Scots

21.6.17: Transferred to 2/6 Scottish Rifles

18.8.17: Transferred to Scottish Rifles

1.11 – 1.12.17: Granted Agricultural furlough for employment with Thos. Brumpton, Peas Hill Farm, Cotgrave, Notts.

22.11 – 22.12.17:  Granted extension of Agricultural furlough

24.11.17: Posted Super strength (501 Agricultural Company, Derby)

15.4.18: Transferred to 501 Agricultural Labour Corps, Derby

5.4.19: Posted to 474 Agricultural Company, 60 Clarendon Street, Nottingham

28.7.19: Posted to 472 Agricultural Company, Northern Command,  Labour Centre North Camp, Ripon

30.7.19: Transferred to Royal Army Service Corps Unit, 615 Mechanical Transport Company, Dublin as P and L, Reg.no. T/444780. Pay to be regimental pay 1s 2d plus 6d Corps pay

14.10.19: Demobilised from Dublin to Main Street, Cotgrave

Details of medals not found

Other information

Mildred died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 30th March 1918, age 22. Her brother William was present at the death.

From the 1939 Register

Address: 36 Main Street, Cotgrave

Occupation: Notts County Council labourer

Household: living with wife Kathleen Beatrice born 7.4.1894

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in nearby Cotgrave as a child and young adult, Radcliffe on Trent address on attestation, married a woman from Radcliffe on Trent.