Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Godfrey Burton Cook

Photo of Godfrey Burton Cook
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1909 - 1911.

Regiment: 20th Hussars.
Died: 23 March 1918 aged 24 in France. Killed in action at Jussy.
Battle: German Spring Offensive. Cemetery: St Souplet I H 19

Son of Arthur Burton Cook and Alice Anne Cook, of "Sunlea," Sheringham, Norfolk, b. 1894.
Lower IV—Upper IV B.
R.A.C. Cirencester.
Farmer in Vancouver.
Great War, Trooper County of London Yeomanry 1914; Lieutenant 20th Hussars.

'Shortly after leaving School, he went to Canada to farm. On the outbreak of war he returned to this country, and enlisted as a Trooper in the County of London Yeomanry, with whom he saw service in Egypt and Gallipoli, where he was wounded. Later, he received a commission in a Hussar regiment, with whom he served about eighteen months in France. He was killed in action on March 25th. His Colonel after a recent battle wrote in high terms of his fighting qualities. Himself the son of an O.M., no one was keener on his old School. He was a quiet, reserved boy at School, with a hand always ready to help anyone.' (Malvernian, Jul 1918)

Unit War Diary 20 Hussars:WO 95/1140/2