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Cyril Walter Keenan HOOK

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Surname: HOOK

Forename(s): Cyril Walter Keenan

Place of Birth: ---

Service No: ---

Rank: Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: Manchester Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 16th (Service) Battalion. (1st City)

Division: 30th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1917-04-23

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: V. E. 9.

CWGC Cemetery: WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

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Cyril Walter Keenan Hook was the son of Joseph John and Katherine Margaret Hook, née Keenan. Joseph was born at Giggleswick, Yorkshire, the son of William Field and Jane Hook.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt C.W.K. Hook, 16th Manchester Regiment. Theatre of War: ( - ) [France]. Qualifying date [for 1914-15 Star]: 8 November 1915. Applicaton for 1914-15 Star forwarded by J.J. Hook Esq in respect of his late son. Correspondence: Address [1]: 24, Whalley Grove, Whalley Range, Manchester. Address [2]: Tata Hydro, E.C. Supply Co. Tatas House, Lanalda, Bombay.

The informal title of the 16th (Service) Bn Manchester Regiment (1st City) was the 1st Manchester Pals.

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SETTLE

HOOK, Captain Cyril, aged 21, Manchester Regiment, grandson of late Sergeant Major Hook, Settle, killed in action April 23, 1918 [sic].

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Captain Cyril Walter Keenan HOOK

Captain Cyril Walter Keenan HOOK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Manchester Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Manchester Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division

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Surname: HOOK

Forename(s): Cyril Walter Keenan

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Rank: Lt (TP)

Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Battalion: 16th Battalion

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Died Date: 23/04/17

Died How: Killed in action

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Surname: HOOK

Forename(s): Cyril Walter Keenan

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Unit: 16th Bn.

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 23/04/1917

Additional Information: Son of Joseph John Hook (Engineer, Tata Coy., Bombay) and Katherine Margaret Hook, of Tata Power Co., Camp Malshi, Chinchwad, Poona District, India. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: OUR PRIDE, OUR LOVE, & OUR HOPE THY WILL BE DONE)

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England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1917

HOOK Cyril Walter Keenan of 24 Whalley-grove Whalley Range Manchester captain Manchester regiment died 23 April 1917 in France or Belgium Administration (limited) London 18 December to Catherine Margaret Hook (wife of Joseph Hook) the attorney of Joseph John Hook. Effects £228 11s. 9d.

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18 May 1917

HOOK – April 23rd 1917, killed in action in France, Captain Cyril Hook, Manchester Regiment, second son of Sergt.-Major and Mrs. Hook, late of Bangalore, and grandson of the late Sergt.-Major Hook of Settle, aged 21 years.

18 May 1917

SETTLE – THE LATE CAPTAIN HOOK

The death in action of Capt. Cyril Hook took place on April 23rd last. He was the second son of Sergt.-Major and Mrs. Hook (late of Bangalore) and grandson of the late Sergt.-Major Hook of Settle. He was twenty-one years of age. He joined the Manchester Regiment as 2nd Lieut. and went to the Front in November 1915, being wounded in the July advance, but returned to active service again in November last. In a letter written by his fellow officer to his mother, Capt. W. F. Clark, A.P.M. states:– “Captain Hook had a position to take, and led his men without a falter: he was a splendid officer, and loved by all who knew him.”

Before the outbreak of war he was with Messrs. Mather and Platt, of Manchester, and a member of the Broughton Park Rugby Club.

04 July 1919

PEACE SUPPLEMENT TO THE 'CRAVEN HERALD' – CRAVEN'S FALLEN OFFICERS

CAPTAIN C. HOOK

Manchester Regiment, a grandson of the late Sergeant-Major Hook, of Settle. Killed in action April 23rd, 1917, aged 21 years.

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18 May 1917

SETTLE

THE LATE CAPTAIN HOOK – The death in action of Capt. Cyril Hook took place on April 23rd last. He was the second son of Sergt.-Major and Mrs. Hook (late of Bangalore) and grandson of the late Sergt.-Major Hook, of Settle. He was 21 years of age. He joined the Manchester Regiment as second-lieutenant, and went to the front in November, 1915, being wounded in the July advance. He returned to active service again in November last. In a letter written to his mother his fellow officer, Capt. W. F. Clark, A.P.M., states:– "Capt. Hook had a position to take, and led his men without a falter; he was a splendid officer, and loved by all who knew him.” Before the outbreak of war he was with Messrs. Mather and Platt, of Manchester, and a member of the Broughton Park Rugby Football Club.

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