51st Battery, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
18/11/1914 (Killed in Action)
Archibald Cooke was born in Coagh and lived near Springhill, Moneymore before he enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery at Stockton-on-Tees. He was killed in action on 18th November 1914 and is commemorated on Panel 5 – 9 on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.