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1108 (later 506243) Sapper EDWARD CARLTON COOKE
Royal Engineers

by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

Edward Carlton Cook and his dog Flip circa 1912 or 1913
(photograph courtesy of Richard Condon)

ENLISTMENT(1)

Enlisted as 1108 Sapper, 2nd (Somerset) Field Company, R.E. (Territorial Force).

UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT(2)

2nd (Somerset) Field Company, R.E., later redesignated the 504th (West Lancashire) Field Company, R.E. with the 27th Division and later the 58th Division.

ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE GREAT WAR(3)

Arrived in France and Flanders on 22 December 1914.

BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS & UNIT LOCATIONS(4)

With the 27th Division

With the 58th Division, attached to the 21st Division

With the 58th Division

Discharged on 24 December 1918.(3)

MEDAL ENTITLEMENTS(3)

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

REFERENCES

1. Naming on the Victory Medal.
2. Army Council Instructions (ACI) 2243 Appendix 192, of 1916.
3. Medal Index Card.
4. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineers Journal, Institution of Royal Engineers, Chatham, Kent, 1925-32.