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COOK / COOKE – James 12th Regiment 1st Battalion

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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
NameCOOK / COOKE – James
Regiment (s)12th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1007
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th January 1836 / 19 years / Taunton Somerset England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Fair / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 10 years
Length of Service16 years 123 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd June 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Woodford near Weedon Northampton England
Pension Districts1852 Northampton
1858-1867 Western Australia
1867-1871 New Zealand
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Chard Somerset England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1826 Woodford Northamptonshire England
Date/Place of Marriage1848 Daventry Northampton England
Children by 1st WifeCharlotte B 1849 Woodford Northamptonshire England
Bp 20th May 1849 Weeden Northamptonshire
Elizabeth B 1853 Woodford Northamptonshire
Bp 9th March 1853 Woodford Northamptonshire
William Charles bap 27th January 1856 Weeden Northampton England
James B 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
John B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
Samuel B 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1865 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 27th April 1867 page 2 Passenger list St Magnus
South Australia Advertiser Tuesday 7 May 1867 page 2 Sarah pile to New Zealand
New Zealand Herald Issue 2450 1st December 1871 Death James Cook
Departure from Western
20th April 1867 to New Zealand James and Sarah Cook and 4 children per St Magnus to Adelaide arrived SA 5th May 1867
6th May 1867 departed SA to New Zealand per the Sarah Pile (probable)
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th November 1871 New Zealand
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1895 New Zealand
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Cooke (sic) 1007 12th Foot location Mauritius
1851 James Cooke (sic) 1007 12th Foot location Chatham
Discharge due to Phthisis pulmonalis arising from constitutional inferiority
In the 1851 Census James Cooke is living at the Spar Barracks Chatham with his wife Sarah who is aged 25 and their daughter Charlotte who is age 2 both were born Woodford Northamptonshire.