Memorial at St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney, Norfolk commemorating Christopher Cooke, RN d. 1917
St Nicholas' Church, Blakeney, Norfolk
'THE CLOCK IN THE TOWER / WAS GIVEN IN MEMORY OF / ARTHUR COOKE, FRCS / AND HIS SONS / MIDSHIPMAN CHRISTOPHER / ARTHUR GRESHAM COOKE, RN / FLIGHT LIEUTENANT NICHOLAS GRESHAM COOKE, DFC / 1945 //
AND A CONTRIBUTION TO / ITS ELECTRIFICATION WAS / MADE IN MEMORY OF ROGER GRESHAM COOKE / CBE, MP / BY HIS WIDOW AND FAMILY / 1973'
Date Erected: 1945, 1973
Vessel: HMS Aboukir; HMS Vanguard
World War I
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.
Photographer: Pippa Lacey