COOK, NORMAN CLIFTON

Birthdate
Birthplace
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age
30
Parents
Son of Robert George and Blanch Cook of Listowel, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Driver mechanic
Service number
Officer
Engagement
1940-08-14, London, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-09-03, France
Date of death
1944-10-23
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.
Plot 7 | Row C | Grave 2

"TILL WE MEET AGAIN"

Military grave
Additional info

Overseas on July 19, 1941.

Qualified Electrician Helper Group C on April 24, 1942.

Awarded One Good Conduct Badge on August 14, 1942.

To be Lance Corporal on November 22, 1942.

Qualified Electrician Group C on July 20, 1943.

A/48689 Sapper, 9 Field Coy, Royal Canadian Engineers.

Qualified as Q1 on course #2 Rft Officers All Arms at S.11 Suffield on April 7, 1944.

Qualified Driver I/C Class 3 (Wheeled) on May 7, 1944.

Assigned to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders on September 26, 1944.

The North Nova Scotia Highlanders war diary reports on October 23, 1944:
Weather - cloudy and cool.
Schelde estuary 095188 (Grote kade/ Oranjeplein, Breskens, Netherlands)

"D" Company attacked again, and again were forced to withdraw. Shelling was very heavy and machine gun fire and mortaring is heavy. It appears that the fort (Frederik Hendrik) is well defended. A bigger attack will have to be planned. Plans were made for a heavy Artillery fire plan and bombers to be put on the fort, so the troops were all withdrawn to the area of Nummer Een, Netherlands 1217 (2e Molenstraat). Lieutenant N.C. Cook was killed today (Shell fire). Jerry certainly has lots of Artillery around. He throws it at us wherever we go, but he is still on the worse and the stick.

Jagershof, Hoofdplaat, Netherlands 1944.
Drawing temporary burial. Jagershof, Hoofdplaat, Netherlands.