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VC669   Edgar Christopher Cookson

BORN   13 December 1883

DIED   28 September 1915   AGE   29

VC Won   28 September 1915   AGE   29

Place VC Won   River Tigris, near Kut-el-Amara, Mesopotamia (now Iraq)

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Edgar Christopher Cookson   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   669   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant Commander

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant Commander

Place Of Birth   Cavendish Park, Tranmere, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   River Tigris, near Kut-el-Amara, Iraq

Buried/Location Ashes   Amara War Cemetery, 150 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC) removed   Plot/Grave no.   Plot IV, Row A, Grave 15

Gazetted   21 January 1916

VC Presented   29 November 1916, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Named on wall at Amara War Cemetery, 150 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq

P  Named on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

P  Memorial Plaque, St Candida & Holy Cross Church, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset

By The Way…

In 1933 all headstones removed due to deterioration from the salt in the soil, later all men known to have been buried in the cemetery were commemorated on a wall

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