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Matt Dixon
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Tom (possibly Thomas) Cook (possibly Cooke) who served during WW1?

I know this is very vague but please humour me.

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I can only find a Bertram Hewett Hunter Cooke DA & QMG

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These are the only three official on the Western Front I can find that are as requested or near.

Edward Coke, brigade commander

Bertram Hewett Hunter Cooke, DA&QMG

George Arthur Cookson, GOC Cavalry Division

Of course it could be a temp command or some such. Any more clues?

regards

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There was a Lieut. Colonel E.T.Cook of 20th Hussars who led an ad hoc Detachment of six mounted squadrons that was sometimes called Cook's Force. It was one of the temporary groups cobbled together in early 1918. (Vth Army.) If this is your man I might be able to find more info about his Detachment's activities, but I don't have any more info about the man himself.

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Matt: One of my sources must have the wrong initials for the Lieut. Col. Cook I mentioned. The History of the 20th Hussars, by Darling, lists him as G.T.R.Cook DSO and this must be right. He was promoted from Major in early October 1915. There is a picture of him in the history facing page 73.

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