Tongue End man dies in France in 1916

Pte Herbert Cook.
Pte Herbert Cook.

News had been received in 1916 of the death from wounds of Pte Herbert Cook (21), of Tongue End (above left).

He had died in France in a Casualty Clearing Station.

Pte E Cooper.

Pte E Cooper.

Before the war Herbert was a horseman for Mr Mowbray, of Gosberton Fen.

He had joined up at the beginning of that year.

Long Sutton, Lutton and Deeping St Nicholas soldiers had also been killed.

They were Pte Ernest G Nurse, of the Durham Light Infantry, who had been killed in France. His parents lived on Gedney Road, Long Sutton.

Pte E Cooper, of Lutton (right) had also died, aged 34. Pte Cooper was attached to the 9th Suffolks.

The death of Pte Frank Cole, of Deeping St Nicholas, was confirmed.