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World War One - Roll of Honour
William Richard Cook
1st Royal Fusiliers
Enlisted at Folkestone 15 Nov 1916, aged 17 years 327 days, and served in France for 231 days. He was wounded in action 20 May 1918 at Le Trefort, hospitalized, then wounded again 8 September 1918 in Lens, sent to hospital in Boulogne, then to Fort Pitt Military Hospital Chatham. Wounded by shrapnel; 2 in right arm and 3 in right leg. He was demobbed to reserves 26 Feb 1919. He was 5ft 1 ¾ tall. He could not use his arm properly but later the medical record was updated to read 'Now Well'.
Son of Richard Marshall Cook (Hastingleigh native) and
Margaret Annie Cook (nee Hornsby)
Brother of Dora Mildred Cook (later Yorke) and Herbert Henry Cook
1901 address: Bodsham, Elmsted, Kent
1911 address: 49 Chart Rd, Folkestone, Kent
Richard Marshall Cook disappeared 7 Aug 1953 from Folkestone, and his body was found 16 Sep 1953 in BlueHouse Wood, Newington.
Is listed on the WW1 Honour Roll in Hastingleigh Church
Army Medal Index Card for William Cook.