A British soldier who died through the First World Warfare will lastly be laid to relaxation in Belgium – greater than 100 years after his demise.
Lance Corporal Robert Cook dinner will obtain full army honours after his identification was confirmed by specialists, often known as the Warfare Detectives.
He was amongst tens of 1000’s of troopers who misplaced their lives throughout intensive preventing across the city of Ypres, dying on 2 Could 1915 aged 38.
Born in Bishop Wilton in 1876 within the East Using of Yorkshire, he was one in all seven kids and served with the 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment.
He had additionally served within the Boer Warfare in South Africa.
He might be buried on the Commonwealth Warfare Graves Fee’s New Irish Farm Cemetery close to Ypres on Wednesday afternoon.
L/Cpl Cook dinner’s great-nephew and great-niece are set to attend the service on behalf of his surviving household.
Additionally current might be members of the trendy equal of his regiment – members of the C “Essex” Firm of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
His physique, like so many others, had been lacking for a century and his title was amongst 54,000 inscribed on the Menin Gate memorial to the lacking.
Between 2014 and 2015, the stays of 24 troopers have been discovered throughout building work, close to what’s believed to have been a Regimental Assist Publish through the conflict.
His was discovered with a medal ribbon bar, shoulder ties and the cap badge of The Essex Regiment.
All however one of many troopers have been buried following investigations by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC).
To at the present time, tens of 1000’s of those that fell in Flanders fields, together with through the 5 battles of Ypres, have by no means been discovered.