John George Cook

Military Information

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  • Rank: First Engineer
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  • 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
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  • Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
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Personal Information

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  • Place of Birth: Broughty Ferry
  • Address: Chestnut Cottage, East King St, Broughty Ferry
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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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