Monday, 5 May 2014

A Very Bright and Promising Lad

May 1918

DEATH OF 2ND LIEUT. R. E. COOK. – The sad news has been received of the death of 2nd Lieut. Richard Edward Cook, of the Suffolk Regiment, only son of Mr  & Mrs A. E. Cook, of Perryfield Road, Crawley. A telegram on Saturday announced that he had been wounded, and this intimation was succeeded by a communication conveying the information that he had succumbed to his wounds, which, it is understood, were in the abdomen. Very great sympathy will be felt for the bereaved parents and daughter, as well as for the other members of the family, who are held in high respect in the district.

2nd Lieut. Cook was 20 years of age and he joined the Army as soon as he was eligible, remaining at school until a short time before he was 18. He was a very bright and promising lad, and though he has sacrificed his life in the greatest of all causes, his death will nevertheless be deeply regretted by all who know the family. 

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