Robert William Cook 10 DLI

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  1. Claire cook

    Claire cook Member

    Hi I am looking for details of Robert William Cook 4470622 DLI 10th bn. I have his death date and his grave details etc but more information would be good if anyone can help me.
     
  2. Owen

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    To help others out I've added 10 DLI to the thread title & will add a link to CWGC to save them looking him up.
    Casualty
     
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  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  4. Claire cook

    Claire cook Member

    Thank you very much
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Battalion war diary transcribed here.
    10th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, War Diary June 1944 - 70 Brigade


    I see they suffered 1 casualty the night of 26th/27th.
    I wonder if that was Pte Cook .
     
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  6. Claire cook

    Claire cook Member

  7. Owen

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    Might not as there were 3 10 DLI dead for those dates.

    10 dli june 26 27.JPG
     
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  9. Claire cook

    Claire cook Member

    I have this already but thank you. I have 1 photo of Uncle Robert and a photo of the original grave marker
     
  10. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER TRANSCRIPTION
    5 Lyons Colliery, Hetton U.D., Durham
    NAME DOB OCCUPATION
    Robert Cook 04 Apr 1893 Colliery Lorry Driver (Heavy Worker)
    Margaret A Cook 04 Apr 1894 Unpaid Domestic Duties
    Sorry, this record is officially closed.
    Margaret Uray (Cook) 04 Jun 1927 At School
    John J Cook 22 Sep 1929 At School
     
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  11. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Hi Claire , i work as a researcher at the DLI Archive and am currently doing a project on the DLI fallen in Normandy , i do have a photo of your Uncle Robert plus ones of his grave , he was killed between Fontenay and Rauray during Operation Martlet which began on 25th June . Unfortunately 10 DLI is one of the Bn's that we have the least information on as they were disbanded in mid august 1944 . If you have any further info about him i would very much appreciate hearing from you ,

    Regards

    Paul
     
  12. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

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  13. Claire cook

    Claire cook Member

    Thank you so much for the information. We don’t know where or how he died so this was lovely to read. I visit this page regularly and this is the only photo we have of uncle Robert. If I find anything else out I will be sure to let you know. Thanks again
     
  14. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Thanks Claire we would be most grateful for any further information you may find out in the future .
     
  15. John L Dixon

    John L Dixon Researcher

    You can find his Memorial Page on the 70th Brigade Website here:-
    Cook Robert William Pte 4470622 - 70 Brigade

    Do please contact me at 70brigade@newmp.org.uk if you can add more details than I already have - photos and family information especially. Do you have his service record?

    Regards

    John L Dixon
     
  16. Claire cook

    Claire cook Member

    Thanks for your reply. I don’t have his service records and I only have 1 photo of him.
     
  17. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  18. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Claire, it obviously depends upon precisely what you wish to find out, but I would suggest that you seriously consider getting hold of his service records as suggested by Tricky and also when you originally posted your request. If your particular interest is the circumstances surrounding his death then you may have enough to go on, but his records will give the picture of his whole service. He certainly enlisted with the DLI, but did he always serve with the 10th, perhaps he did, but are you certain?
     
  19. John L Dixon

    John L Dixon Researcher

    Thanks for this additional information which has now been incorporated on Robert's Memorial Page on the 70th Brigade Website.
     
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