Headstone at St Wilfrid’s Church, Wilford commemorating Lieutenant John Cooke RN d. 1813
St Wilfrid's Church, Wilford, Nottinghamshire, England
'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'
Battle of Trafalgar
1793-1802 French Revolutionary Wars
Date of Death: 27/10/1813
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Bibliography: Graham Dean and Keith Evans 'Nelson's Heroes' (Norwich, 1994) pp. 52-3.