A British soldier who died during the First World War has finally been laid to rest in Belgium – more than 100 years after his death. Lance Corporal Robert Cook received full military honours after his identity was confirmed by experts, known as the War Detectives.
Born in Bishop Wilton in 1876 in the East Riding of Yorkshire, he was one of seven children and served with the 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment. He had also served in the Boer War in South Africa. He is now buried at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s New Irish Farm Cemetery near Ypres.