John Eadon Cook (1891-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

COOK, JOHN (JACK) EADON. Private. No 4671. 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Lindley, Huddersfield, 22.9.1891. Son of Fred Lilley and Eleanor Beatrice Cook, 'Middle House', High Flatts, Denby Dale. Educated at New College, Harrogate. Employed as assistant designer with Mr F H McGrath of Birdsedge Mills. Was a member of the Thornhill Amateur Football Club. Single. Enlisted 1.9.1914. Embarked for France November, 1915. On the morning of 20.7.1916 took part in the capture of High Wood and was noticed by his Officer to be wounded and on his way to the field dressing station. He was also seen by a fellow Private further down the line but was never seen again. Killed in action, 20.7.1916, aged 24. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church.
Brother of Lieutenant FRANK EADEN COOK, killed in action, 20.10.1918.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Royal Fusiliers
  • died: Thursday, July 20, 1916
  • age: 24 years
  • record ID: 759003