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Cooke, Arthur Stanley

Sub-Lieutenant Arthur Stanley Cooke, aged twenty-six, was educated at the City of London School and graduated at King's in the Engineering Faculty in 1907; was articled to the well-known organ builders, Messrs. Hy. Willis and Son (in 1910), became works manager and proceeded to India in 1914 to rebuild the organ in Calcutta Cathedral. Returning to England in June, 1915, he obtained a commission in the Naval Division and was trained at the Crystal Palace and at Blandford, proceeded to France and became Billeting Officer, Major and Brigade Intelligence Officer in turn. He was killed in action on St. George's Day at Gavrelle and is buried in the Mayor's garden where he fell. On joining up, he obtained the honour of the Freedom of the City." A.S. Cooke (father). King's College Review, Dec. 1917

Biographical

Surname(s)Cooke
First name(s)Arthur Stanley
Family detailsSon of A.S. Cooke, 35 Eaton Place, Brighton
Previous educationCity of London School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Engineering
QualificationsB.Sc. 1907
Military unitRoyal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hood Bn. R.N. Div.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death23 April 1917
Age at death26
Rank at deathSub-Lieutenant
Place of deathGavrelle
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeMayor's Garden where he fell
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Arras Memorial
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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