This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John George Cook
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: First Engineer
- Regiment/Service: S.S. Barrister
- Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death: 35
- Date of Death: 19.09.1918
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
- Grave/Mem Ref no:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
- Address: Chestnut Cottage, East King St, Broughty Ferry
More about John George Cook
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial. He was serving aboard the S.S. Barrister, built by Russell & Co., Port Glasgow in 1916 and owned at the time of her loss by Charente SS. Co. Ltd. (T. & J. Harrison), Liverpool, was a British steamer of 4,952 tons.
On September 19th, 1918, Barrister, on a voyage from Glasgow & Liverpool to West Indies with general cargo and mails, was sunk by the German submarine UB-64 (Ernst Krieger), 9 miles W1/2N of the Chicken Rock lighthouse, southwest of Isle of Man. 30 persons were lost.
John was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.
Information supplied by Gary Thomson
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