Memorial: M4838

Headstone at St Wilfrid’s Church, Wilford commemorating Lieutenant John Cooke RN d. 1813

Location

St Wilfrid's Church, Wilford, Nottinghamshire, England

Transcript

'Erected / to the memory of / Lieut John Cooke / late of his M.S. Ville de Paris / he died 27 Oct 1813 / AGED XXXIX YEARS / How sudden and how awful was the stroke / by which the slender thread of life was broke / Oh may this admonition teach us all/How frail is man how unforseen his fall'

Details

Type: Headstone

Event

Battle of Trafalgar

Event Date

1805

Event Category

1793-1802 French Revolutionary Wars

People

Cooke, John
Age: 39
Date of Death: 27/10/1813
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Accidentally killed on shooting expedition. At Battle of Trafalgar 21/10/1805.
Bibliography: Graham Dean and Keith Evans 'Nelson's Heroes' (Norwich, 1994) pp. 52-3.