JOHN WILLIAM COOK 1893–1975
Born 21st October 1893 in Cotgrave, Notts
Married Mildred Bemrose of Radcliffe on Trent on August 2nd 1915; she died 30 March 1918.
Married Kathleen B Harris in 1933, died 1976
Age 7 living with father Joseph, a carrier and carter, mother Harriett and his sisters Sarah 11 and Kate 9 in Cotgrave.
Age 17 living with parents and 2 boarders at Cherry Tree Cottage, Cotgrave. He is employed as a farm labourer.
Service Number: T/444780 latest, previously 242730, 64107, 5450
Military Unit: Royal Army Service Corps Unit, 615 Mechanical Transport Company, previously 6th Scottish Rifles
Theatre of War: Ireland. Service record indicates that he served in the U.K.
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 Company, 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
Ineligible for campaign medals because he served in the U.K.
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.