Biography of Private Walter Cook (15466)
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 30th September 1918


  • Name: Walter Cook
  • Date of birth: 1886
  • Place of Birth: Fleet, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: July – September 1886
  • Place of Birth Registration: Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: Walter Cook
  • DOB: 1856
  • Place of Birth: Wimbotsham, Norfolk, England
  • Occupation: Labourer on farm


  • Name: June Fuller
  • DOB: 1853
  • Place Of Birth: Emneth, Norfolk, England
  • Marriage: 1876 Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Elizabeth Grace Cook, 1877, Emneth
  • Ellen Cook, 1878, Tydd St Mary
  • Mary Cook, 1879, Upwell
  • Robert Cook. 1881, Terrington St Clements
  • William Cook. 1883, Fleet
  • Susannah Cook, 1884, Fleet
  • Walter Cook, 1886, Fleet
  • Arthur Cook, 1888, Fleet
  • George Cook. 1890, Fleet
  • May Cook, 1892, Fleet
  • Herbert Cook, 1895, Weston
  • Albert Ernest Cook, 1897, Crowland


  • 1891: Walter is living with his parents at 11 Church End, Fleet, Lincolnshire.
  • 1901: Walter is living with his parents in Postland, Crowland, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Walter is living with the Holland family Carpenters Arms, Little Bytham, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 23 and he is listed as an agricultural labourer.

Relatives in services

  • Walter’s brother Herbert also fought and killed in WW1. He is on the war memorial of Tongue End along with Walter.


  • No marriage for Walter has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • None found

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father Walter


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 15 Sta
  • Silver War Badge KR392


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour inBourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens
  • Tongue End War Memorial, St Nicholas’ Church, Deeping St Nicholas


© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted 22nd February 1915
    Saw service abroad, arrived in France 6th July 1915
    Discharged 28th January 1916
    29th June 1917, awarded “Silver War Badge” under Kings Regulation 392 Para xvi – No Longer fit for service.
    Died after long illness in Bourne Hospital
    Buried Bourne Cemetery


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • British Newspaper Archive.
  • Fold 3
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  • Genealogist
  • Forces War Records
  • British Army Service Numbers
  • War Gratuity Calculator
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • National Archives – Battalion War Diaries
  • General Registry Office