COOK, John Henry Royal
(Service number 74421)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||9 November 1897||Place of Birth||Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment||Craigie Avenue, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||P & T Engineers - still serving|
|Next of Kin||Mrs S. M. COOK (mother), Craigie Avenue, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||40th Reinforcements, A Company|
|Date||10 July 1918|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
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|Date||18 September 1979||Age||81 years|
|Place of Death||Wellington|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Wellington Crematorium|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Henry Royal Cook was born on 9 November 1897 at Christchurch, the first-born of John Henry and Stella Marina (née Thurgar) Cook. When John, junior, enlisted, he was a postal officer and was living with the family on Craigie Avenue, Timaru. Private J. H. R. Cook embarked for Plymouth, England, on 10 July 1918, with the 40th Reinforcements per the “Tahiti”.
Private J. H. R. Cook returned to New Zealand by the “Port Hacking” which was due at Lyttelton about 14 August 1919. In 1932 he married Edna Violet Smith. John Henry Royal Cook died on 18 September 1879 at Wellington and was cremated there.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [20 May 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [20 May 2021]; Wellington Crematorium record (Wellington City Council) [20 May 2021]; Timaru Herald, 30 July 1919, 11 August 1919 (Papers Past) [26 & 27 April 2021]
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