Like many of his generation, Cyril did not speak about his war experiences, at least not to any of us, his grandchildren. It was only years after he died that a notebook he had written and illustrated came to light, describing his experience on the front line in France during 1917-1918 when he earned the Military Cross for great bravery under fire. Sadly, this notebook went missing.

Fortunately, whilst clearing my parents' house in the spring of 2018 the notebook was found and a transcript along with his drawings will appear here later in the year.

TO BE ADDED

Also found, are all Cyril's letters from the front to his family during 1917 and 1918. Transcripts of all of these are in process and will be uploaded on this page later in 2018.

 

Late in 1918 he removed this gunsight from a German gun and brought it home. It forms part of a small collection of artefacts from his wartime experiences. (Click each image for detail)

A significant number of military documents survived and photos will be added here in due course.

TO BE COMPLETED

 

Lt C G Hooke - Military Cross & Military Record

Major C G Hooke - Off to India

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