- George Scott Cook was a son of David and
Elizabeth Cook, of Hilderthorpe, Oamaru, New Zealand. He was born in
hospital on 31st March 1890. He was a native of Balclutha, New Zealand.
George Cook had 4 brothers: John, James, Malcolm and David. John was
also killed and James and Malcolm were wounded, all in 1917. John's body
was never identified and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
David was passed fit to serve but does not seem to have done so.
- Before the war Cook worked on a farm. He
enlisted in 1916. On
16 February 1917 he left Wellington, New Zealand aboard a ship to
Plymouth. He was hit in the chest by German machine gun fire and died of
his wounds in the Battle of Passchendaele.
- Scott was reburied in Tyne Cot Cemetery on
24 June 1920.