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Remembering Those Who Served Yarmouth Town and County 1914 - 1918
Name: Service No Rank Battalion/Service Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Height: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Previous Military: Trade: Religion: Next of Kin: Additional Information:
Arthur Hilton Cook 68098 Lance Corporal 25th Battalion July 16, 1895 So. Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS December 8, 1914 20 5 feet, 11 inches Halifax NS So. Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS 29th Battery Field Artillery, Yarmouth (2 years) Clerk Baptist Mrs. Steven (Georgina) Cook (Mother) So. Ohio, Yarmouth Co., NS Arthur embarked for England on the SS Saxonia and departed Folkstone, UK for France on March 16, 1915. He was appointed Lance Corporal in the field on March 31, 1916. On April 5, 1916, while serving in France, he was reported missing and unofficially reported a prisoner of war at Ksiegsgefongenenlager in Giessen, Hesse, Germany. On May19, 1917 he was officially reported a prisoner at Giessen. On September 21, 1917 he was transferred to the POW Camp at Meschede,Westphalia and on October 1, 1917 transferred to the POW Camp at Soltau, Hanover. On January 9, 1918 he was again transferred to the POW Camp at Hameln, Hanover and on May 14, 1918 he was interned in Holland. He was repatriated and arrived in England on November 18, 1918 and transferred to the Repatrated Prisoner of War Camp to “D’ Company at Bramshott. Lance Corporal Cook returned to Canada on January 3, 1919, and was posted to No. 6 Casualty Company from January 15, 1919 at Halifax and was discharged on March 31, 1919.