Main CPGW Record
Forename(s): Mostyn Eden
Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Sussex Regiment
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 1st Division
Date of Death: 1914-09-14
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON – ERMYSTED’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, YORKSHIRE
Mostyn Eden Cookson (born 1 January 1868) was the son of William and Eleanor Anne Cookson, née Wilson. William was born at Chatham, Kent and Eleanor at Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire.
1871 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: Newmarket Street - Mostyn E. Cookson, aged 3 years, born Skipton, son of William and Eleanor Anne Cookson.
1881 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 19, Newmarket Street - M.E. Cookson, aged 13 years, born Skipton, son of Wiiliam Cookson (married).
1901 Preston, Lancashire Census: Fulwood Barracks, 1st Bn Royal Sussex Regiment - Lieutenant Mostyn E, Cookson, aged 23 years, born Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire.
Mostyn was married to Josephine Emily Pinder in 1904.
1911 Kildare, Co. Kildare Ireland Census: Curragh Military Camp - Mostyn Eden Cookson, aged 43 years, born England, husband of Josephine Emily Cookson, born British Columbia. Major, Royal Sussex Regiment.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Maj M.E. Cookson, 2nd Batt Royal Sussex Regiment. Disembarkation: 12 August 1914. Corespondence: Mrs. Reginald Henning (formerly Cookson) applies for 1914 Star in respect of her late husband. Address 1: The Ladies Automobile Club, Claridge's Hotel, Brook Street, W. Address 2: Bush House, Dorchester, Dorset. [Josephine later applied for the 1914 Star Clasp.]
Short biographies of Mostyn are included in:
‘A Grammar School at War - The Story of Ermysted’s Grammar School during the Great War’ by Steven Howarth (2007).
‘From Mills to Marching and Back Again - A History of Gargrave from 1900 to 1925’ by Sue Lyall and Donavon Slaven with contributions from George Ingle, Ray Jones and Martin Thompson (2019).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
COKSON, Maj. M.D., Royal Essex Regt., aged 46, killed in action Sept. 14, 1914.
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Major Mostyn Eden COOKSON
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Sussex Regiment
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 1st Division
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