Private Vincent Cooke

Army Number : 15891

Battalion : 12th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Sheepbridge, Derbyshire. Son of Herbert Frederick and Ruth Cooke, of 26 Sheffield Road, Sheepbridge. Husband of Elizabeth Cook, of 23 Hartington Road, Dronfield. He was an apprentice iron moulder prior to enlisting at Dronfield. He went to France 30th August 1915 and was killed in action, 13th August 1916, whilst working on the trenches near Trones and Bernafay Woods, France, during the Battle of the Somme.



Derbyshire Courier 26th August 1916

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

Thiepval Memorial, France.
Private Vincent Cooke is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Old Whittington War Memorial, Sheepbridge, Derbyshire.