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Born: 1895, Windhill
Died: 29 April 1918
Address: 29 Annie Street, Crag Road, Windhill
Parents: George Wm & Clara Ellen
Siblings: Furniss, Edna
Occupation: Upholsterer
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill; Tyne Cot Memorial
Regiment: West Riding
Harrison Cook
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Harrison was born in Windhill in 1895, the second of three children of George William & Clara Ellen Cook. Sometime between the 1901 census when they were living in Bute Street, Bradford, and 1911 when they had moved to Annie Street, Windhill, the family seem to have suffered some kind of crisis because George had gone from a self-employed shop keeper to a laundry labourer. Harrison was learning his trade as an upholsterer in 1911 and still described as that when the Shipley Times & Express published this report on 28 June 1918: From particulars now to hand of the circumstances in which Pte H Cook, West Riding Regt., fell in action on 29th April, it appears that he was with the men who were mentioned in the despatches of Sir Douglas Haig for the manner in which they held up the German attack. The deceased soldier’s home was at 29 Annie Street, Crag Road, Windhill, and in civil life he was an employee of Mr J Hill, upholsterer.
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