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William Forrest COOKE

June 18 2012 at 8:27 PM
Clive M. Law - Service Publications 


Response to Lieut W.F. Cooke, Western Scotts, 67th Pioneers - Gov. Mod. 1911, seeking info on Cooke

Less than 10 minutes on the LAC site uncovered his name and most of his file. Previous service in South Africa he was president of a lumber company in Canada when he enlisted in 1915. He eventually rose to the rank of Lt-Col and was awarded two Mentions in Despatches and the DSO.
If you spend some time on his pay allotments you may even find his repayment for the Colt.

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cef/1001-2000/1957-29.pdf

For more information on the purchase of the Colt 1911 and the Mills holster I recommend "Canadian Military Handguns - 1855 to 1985" Museum Restoration Service, by that incomparable Canadian arms historian Clive M. Law

 
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