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Further information has come to light since Frank Lockley reported about this man on Tuesday 11th June 2013. In the Midland Counties Express of 18th November 1916, a piece appeared under the heading “A STAFFORD WORKS EMPLOYEE”, referring to Frederick Cook of the South Staffordshire Regiment who had passed away on 7th October at the age of 27 in a Red Cross Hospital, from wounds received in action in May. His parents were stated to be living at 3 Dunstall Street, Wolverhampton.

Frustratingly, all and every on line search for Frederick Cook produced no matches, but Heidi McIntosh was able to link the Midland Counties Express piece to the entry for F H Crook previously appearing on the blog, realising that the newspaper had got the name wrong.

Frederick Hugh Crook’s name appears in the Register of Soldiers Effects, which shows payments of £1.3s..3d and £4 to “Mo-Sole legatee Mrs Adelaide Tranter”.