Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Charles Ernest Cooke

Photo of Charles Ernest Cooke
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1899 - 1902.

Regiment: Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Died: 25 May 1915 aged 31 in Belgium. Killed in action.
Battle: Second Battle of Ypres. Cemetery: Ypres Menin Gate P 42

Son of Alexander and E. J. Cooke, of Nottinghill House, Malone Road, Belfast, b. 1884.
Lower Modern III.
Formerly in the Linen Trade; afterwards served in British South African Police, S. Rhodesia.

Prior to 1914 he served with the South African Police and was assisting as Adjutant in the Ulster Volunteer Force upon the outbreak of war.
3rd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Mentioned in Despatches.

Ref:IWM Bond of Sacrifice