Memorial at St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, Norfolk commemorating Christopher Cooke, RN, d. 1917
St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk
'Giving thanks to God / for the Beloved Memory / of / Christopher Arthur / Gresham Cooke, / Midshipman, R. N. / Aged 18. / HMS Aboukir; torpedoed / 22nd September 1914. / Battle of Jutland, 31st May 1916. / Killed by explosion in HMS Vanguard 9th July 1917. / He lived happily / and died bravely.'
World War I, Battle of Jutland
1914 - 1918
Date of Death: 9/7/1917
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Midshipman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Christopher Cooke was the son of Arthur Cooke, a surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He joined the Royal Navy, as a cadet at the age of 13 in 1912. He survived the sinking of HMS Aboukir, which with HMS Cressy and HMS Hogue, was sunk on 22nd September 1914, with the total loss of 1,400 men. He saw action in the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916.