Officer's Record of Services army book (1914-1918); Commission (1916); Central Bombing School Instructor's Report and Certificate; Mentioned in Despatches Certificate (1919); pocket note book (? 1914); 2 mounted portrait photographs (ca. 1915); newspaper cuttings (nd); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle in December 1976; photocopied catalogue of the Cooke papers held by the Imperial War Museum, London (nd); part of medal pin.
Gerald Cooke papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection AFE 08
- Dates of Creation1914-1976
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material (partly photocopied). Includes part of a medal pin.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Gerald Hallam Cooke, born in 1889, enlisted with the Indian Army Reserve of Officers and went to East Africa as a volunteer Maxim gunner (Bombay Maxim Gun Company) in September 1914. He was given a Commission in October 1915 and posted to the 130th Baluchis, but seconded as Special Staff Officer to the 2nd Kashmiri Imperial Service Infantry. He served during the advance into German East Africa to the Rufiji River, returned to India in 1917, and was sent to Palestine in June 1918.
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Access is unrestricted.
The papers were placed in the Collection by Mr Cooke in 1976. See General Correspondence File.
Other Finding Aids
East Africa catalogue; Museum Section index http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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