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

George Trevor-Roper Cook (1878 - 1918)

At around the time of his death, Lt-Col. Cook's wife was living at the Dower House, Quatt.

George Trevor-Roper Cook was born in Hoylake, Cheshire in 1878. He was the son of George Ward Cook, a cottonbroker and local councilor, and his wife Clementina Hadow (maiden name Trevor-Roper).

George was educated at Uppingham School and (possibly) Malvern College. He then went into the army attending Sandhurst before being commissioned in the 3rd Dragoon Guards. He saw action during the Boer War.

George married Alice, the daughter of A J Dorman of Grey Towers, Nunthorpe, Yorkshire at Stokesley on 21st October, 1902. The 1911 census records him (now a Captain in the Army) living with his wife and four daughters at Barnby Moor Lodge, Retford, Nottinghamshire.

By August 1914 George was a Major in the 20th Hussars. He went to France on 18th August, 1914. In 1915 he was awarded the DSO and twice Mentioned in Despatches. He was killed in action on 26th March, 1918, a few days after the start of the German Spring Offensive. He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial to those who went missing on the Somme between March and August of 1918.

Lieutenant Colonel Cook CMG, DSO was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star.

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