Frank Eaden Cook
Lieutenant (4669) in Manchester 1/10 Battalion Territorial.
Born in Denby Dale in 1891, a wool merchant, he lived at 49 Handel Street, Golcar.
He joined the army, enlisting on 1st September 1914 and obtained a commission in 1916. He had twice been wounded in France and was killed by a shell when leading his company in an attack on 20 October 1918 (28). He received the Military Cross.
He was buried in Belle Vue British Cemetery Briastre A 13.
He was the eldest son of Frederick Lilley Cook, a woollen waste merchant, and Eleanor Beatrice Cook and had two younger brothers, John and Alan and one younger sister, Margaret.
Frank Eaden Cook (9, The Crescent, Filey) and Nora Richardson (of 14 Richmond Avenue Fartown Huddersfield), were married at Highfield Congregational Church on January 29th 1918.
In his will he left his effects to his father and father-in-law.
His younger brother, John Eaden Cook (4671) born 1892 was also killed in action in France on 20th July 1916.
Both brothers are remembered on the Denby Dale War Memorial (left hand side).
London Gazette 11 January 1919
Lt. Frank Eaden Cook, l/10th Bn., Manch.R., T.F.
This officer, finding that the platoon on his left was held up, after reconnoitring the hostile position, successfully pushed on with his platoon, and with great gallantry and skill drove the enemy from his position, thus enabling the platoon on his left to gain its objective. Twice he led his platoon forward at critical moments, and his initiative and determination greatly assisted towards the success of the operation.