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St Mary Magdalene Churchyard

Boddington

Location:  St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Boddington, Glos

Grid Reference:   SO 894252

Last Visited:   June 2002

CWGC Unrecognised Graves in the Churchyard:   1

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2002

This photo is of poor quality and will be replaced in due course.

CWGC Unrecognised War Graves of the Great War in this Churchyard

  Copyright:  Allan D James, 2002

This photo is of poor quality and will be replaced in due course.

Cpl William Elliott COOK, 8th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force is buried in the churchyard.

 

He died on 11th February 1926, aged 37.

 

He is commemorated on the Boddington (St Mary Magdalene Church) Roll of Honour.

 

His parents, Edward William and Elizabeth Cook, resided at Slate Mill, Boddington.   He married Julia Chandler Crump in 1919 after discharge from the Army.

 

Cook's grave is not an official or recognised CWGC headstone.   Cpl Cook died of illness on 11th February 1926, some eight years after the Armistice.    He is not listed in the Debt of Honour Register at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as he died outside of the official commemorative dates of 4th August 1914 to 31st August 1921.

The following is commemorations on a grave in the Churchyard, which can be viewed here

Pte Leonard Long BICK, 16th Bn Royal Warks Regt, killed in action at Arras, France on 13th March 1917, is commemorated on the family grave in this churchyard.   This commemoration can be viewed here.

Notes:

1.   Cpl Cook died of illness on 11th February 1926, some eight years after the Armistice.    He is not listed in the Debt of Honour Register at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.   He is commemorated on the Boddington (St Mary Magdalene Church) Roll of Honour.

2.   Commemorations in the Church and Churchyard can be found here.

 

 

 

 

Page last updated:  19th June 2018

 

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