Collection COOK - COOK, Pte Charles St George (1891-1972)

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COOK, Pte Charles St George (1891-1972)


  • [1984]-1988 (Creation)
  • 1914-1915 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Letters From A Volunteer, a pamphlet edition of letters written to his parents while in barracks at Dover with 3 and 10 Bns East Surrey Regt, Oct 1914-Jan 1915, illustrated with photographs and privately published by Don(ald) Cook in 1984; photocopies of two articles by Donald Cook, namely 'The agony of Loos', on the Battle of Loos, France, Sep 1915, from Stand To! The Journal of the Western Front Association, Summer 1985, and 'Divisional Commander in France: General Sir David Campbell GCB', on the military career of Campbell, 1896-1936, particularly his service on the Western Front, 1914-1918, and his role as commander of 21 Div, 1916-1919, from The Army Quarterly and Defence Journal, vol 118, no 2, Apr 1988; copies of sketch maps relating to the above articles, [1984-1988].

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1891; educated at Bideford Grammar School; moved to London in 1908, and was employed as a clerk first in the Patent Office and then at Banstead Mental Hospital; volunteered for service and posted to Dover with 3 and 10 Bns, East Surrey Regt, 1914; student, later instructor, School of Musketry, Hythe, 1915; posted to Machine Gun Training School, Grantham, 1915-1916; Machine Gun Corps Base Depot, Camiers, France, 1916-1918; joined 21 Bn, 1918 and took part in Third Army attack across the Ancre, Aug 1918; died 1972. Donald Cook, his son, was born in 1926.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Compiled Aug 1996

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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