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Remembered Today:

Private Peter Arthur Cook


chrisharley9

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Iam always intrigued by Great War Burials in the out of the way places

Peter really did intrigue me - a Norfolk lad serving with an Irish Bn & serving in the Balkans

Name: COOK, PETER ARTHUR

Initials: P A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Norfolk Regiment

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Secondary Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Secondary Unit Text: attd. 6th Bn.

Date of Death: 17/01/1916

Service No: 18522

Additional information: Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Cook, of Thorpe Market, Norwich.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 4.

Cemetery: PLOVDIV CENTRAL CEMETERY

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Photo Copyright & Courtesy Of Adrian Wright

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Peter aged 23 years & 1 month enlisted at Norwich 23rd Jan 1915 born Billingford, Norfolk. He was a labourer of The Green, Thorpe Market, Norwich. He was 5ft 6 & quarter inches tall. His NOK was his mother Sarah of the same adress. Following basic training he was posted to the 2nd Bn 30th Sep 1915. As the 2nd Bn was Mesopotamia for the duration it must have been intended that he join them as part of draft.

The next entry on his records show that he had been attached to the 6th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers 19th Oct 1915. At a date not stated he was posted as missing & then reported as a POW 9th Dec 1915. 17th Jan 1916 he his shown as DOW. From information deduced from his service record & CWGC it seems likely that he was originally buried at Tatar Pazardzik Protestant Cemetery. His mother was notified of his death 4th April 1916.

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His death certificate is part of his service record

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Adding a little bit to what Chris has told you, the 6th (Service) Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers went to Salonica in October 1915, leaving in September 1917 for Egypt and Palestine.

Keith

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Cheers Keith

Chris

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According to SDGW 20 members of the 2nd Bn Norfolk Regiment died in the Salonica Campaign - a diverted draft I think

Chris

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