Major J Cook VC

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Reference WMO267161

Address:

St Salvators Chapel

North Street

St Andrews

KY16 9AG

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Afghanistan (1800-1899)
About the memorial: Wall-mounted lancet-shaped stone tablet. Incised black lettering. Brackets at top and base to affix tablet to wall. With a shield of the arms for the branch of Major Cooks branch of the family "Tutum Monstrat Iter"
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IN MEMORY OF/ MAJOR JOHN COOK V.C./ BENGAL STAFF CORPS. 5TH GOORKHA REGIMENT/ WHO/ AFTER A DISTINGUISHED CAREER AS A SOLDIER/ WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED IN THE ATTACK/ ON THE TAKHT-I SHAHR PEAK ON DECEMBER 12/ AND DIED AT KABUL ON DECEMBER 19 1879/ IN THE THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF HIS AGE./ THIS MEMORIAL/ IS ERECTED BY HIS/ SURVIVING BROTHERS AND SISTERS/ IN A PLACE LONG ASSOCIATED/ WITH HIS RACE AND NAME.

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