7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
H. F. COOKE LIEUT. ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT BORN 22ND AUGUST 1885 – DIED 24TH AUGUST 1916.
Henrys school career at CCB began in 1898. Son of the late Rev. C. S. Cooke, Rector of Thurles, and of Mrs. C. S. Cooke, of Beakstown, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, he played for the rugby 1st XV in 1901-02.
His younger brother George (OC 481) attended CCB in 1899, also going on to serve in the Great War but surviving to become an Engineer on the Great Southern Railways of Ireland, dying in 1941.
Henry is reported to have served in German South West. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7C.
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