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2715T   Stoker John Thomas Cooke
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 06/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Pembroke, Royal Navy Reserve Unit (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 10/07/1883
Died: 25/05/1916 (Died by accident)
Age: 32
John Thomas Cooke was born in Cookstown on 10th July 1883. Stoker John Thomas Cooke was attached to HMS Pembroke, serving with the Royal Navy Reserve when he was killed or died of means other than disease, accident or enemy action on 25th May 1916. He was 32 years old. John Thomas Cooke gives his next of kin as his sister Margaret, who was living at 32 Paxton Road, Stockton-on Tees. Stoker John Thomas Cooke is buried in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth old cemetery, (Pennycomequick) in Plymouth.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ford Park (Plymouth) Cemetery
  Plymouth, Devon, 
Grave Ref: Church S. 2. 17
CWGC Casualty 2851772
During the First World War, Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse contained between them the Royal Dockyard, Royal Naval Barracks (known as H.M.S. Vivid), the Royal Marine Barracks of the Plymouth Division, and naval and military hospitals. For the duration of the war, Devonport was made headquarters of the Auxiliary Patrol Area.
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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
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1 Photo of Stoker John Thomas Cooke's grave
2 Military Geneology website John Thomas Cooke from HMS Pembroke
3 National Archives UK Information on Stoker John Thomas Cooke can be purchased here
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