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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: DENYS COOKE Reply with quote

This memorial is inside Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Pitlochry;




Name: COOKE, DENYS
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 18/04/1918
Additional information: Son of the Rev. Canon C. E. Cooke, formerly Rector of Pitlochry, Perthshire, now Warden and Chaplain of Whittington College, London, N., and Catherine L. Cooke (nee de Turckheim). Native of Cupar, Fife.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. F. 7.
Cemetery: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY

The plaques on the below the windows read;
HIS SERVANTS SHALL SERVE HIM AND THEN SHALL SEE HIS FACE
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the time I wondered why THE CITY OF PARIS was inscribed at the base of the right-hand window - and the significance.
I see his mother was (nee De Turckheim) possibly a native of Paris?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: Denys Cooke Reply with quote

Denys was my great uncle on my father's side of the family. His mother came from Alsace from the de Turckheim family. As far as I know Denys spent part of the war in intelligence because of his knowledge of French and German but he chose to go back to the front shortly before he was killed. We have a number of letters from him to his family and some photographs.
I'm not sure why the City of Paris is mentioned although it is certain that the family would have had links with Paris.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great information, just what we like to see about the people represented by the memorials. Welcome to the forum.

\Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Window designed by John Hardman&Co-1919
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blairgowrie Advertiser 31st May 1919

A stained glass window in memory of Captain Denys Cooke,Black Watch,only son of the former Rector,was on Sunday dedicated by the Bishop of St Andrews.The chief lights of the window represent St George and St Denys,the patron saint of France,with underneath the arms,respectively,of the Black Watch and Paris.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Denys Cooke Reply with quote

Rhiannon Taylor wrote:
Denys was my great uncle on my father's side of the family. His mother came from Alsace from the de Turckheim family. As far as I know Denys spent part of the war in intelligence because of his knowledge of French and German but he chose to go back to the front shortly before he was killed. We have a number of letters from him to his family and some photographs.
I'm not sure why the City of Paris is mentioned although it is certain that the family would have had links with Paris.


Could you post a photo of Lt Cooke on this site please
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Max
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