Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Pte. H. B. Cooke - 139245
According to his attestation papers dated November 25, 1915 at Toronto, Herbert Bryant Cooke of Church Street, Mimico, was born on November 16, 1880 at Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. He listed his wife, Augusta Cooke, Church Street, Mimico as his next of kin. He was a butcher and had 3 years previous military experience with the Somerset Light Infantry. He was 35 years of age and stood 5 feet 8 inches tall. He had blue eyes, red hair and a fair complexion. He had two scars on his right knee and right wrist; scar under his chin, left eyebrown and left arm, left ear, the back of his right hand and first and third finger of his left hand. He was a Methodist.