Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

Harry Cooke (1896 - 1916)

Harry Cooke was baptised at Worfield on 29th November, 1896. He was the son of John T Cooke, a gamekeeper, and his wife Emma. They lived at Winscott Hills. Both of Harry's parents had been born in Essex. By 1911 Harry (now 14) was working as a gamekeeper's help.

Harry joined up at the start of the war, serving with the 6th Battalion of the King's Shropshire Light infantry. He went to France in July 1915. He was killed in action on the 30th June, 1916 - presumably one of the four 'other ranks' killed during two raids which the 6th KSLI mounted on German lines on the night of the 29/30th June.

Private Harry Cooke, 6th KSLI, 12527, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.

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