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Lieutenant, Mechanical Transport Army Service Corps, attached Royal Garrison Artillery.

Died of pneumonia 9th October 1918, age 25.

Buried at Tourgeville Military Cemetery, France.

Student of architecture.


 

John was born in 1892 at Cheadle Hulme to William, a commercial traveller, and Nancie Cooke, their only son. He attended Holme Lee School, Buxton and Shrewsbury College before entering Manchester University in 1911. He became an emergency cadet of the University Officer Training Corps at the outbreak of war and was gazetted to the 9th Battalion Manchester Regiment in October 1914. He submitted an application to transfer to the Army Service Corps and was made a Lieutenant in June 1916.  He served with a Mechanical Transport unit and was attached to the 118th Siege Battery, Ammunition Column, Royal Garrison Artillery.  It is believed he was also A.D.C. to a General Gordon Stewart. During his service he suffered from inflamation of the heart and a displaced knee. In August 1918 he was shot in the leg and admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen. He died of pneumonia at 72nd General Hospital, Trouville, France in October 1918. He left effects worth £207 18s 11d to his father.