Cook Robert William Pte 4470622

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Personnel Entry

Pte R W Cook's CWGC headstone.
Pte R W Cook's CWGC headstone.

Name Cook Robert William
Army number 4470622
Rank Pte
Date of birth Born Sunderland 1922/23.
Age 21
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry, no enlistment date as yet. Posted 10th Bn DLI. Served Iceland? Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 27/6/1944 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 27-Jun-44. Initially interred at Rauray - Map Sheet 7F/1 Reference 889.656.
Home address Resident of County Durham. Son of Robert (1893 - ) and Margaret (1894 - ) Cook, 5 Lyons Colliery, Hetton-le-Hole. Re-buried Grave IV. E. 17. Fontenay-le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel. Headstone inscription reads - "WE LITTLE THOUGHT YOU WOULD NO MORE RETURN IN DEATH WOULD FALL ASLEEP AND LEAVE US HERE TO MOURN".
Source table 10DLI

Thanks are due to a family contributor to the WW2 Talk Website for additional information for inclusion on Robert's Memorial Page.