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    First photo is a Passport of my first wife Grandfather Thomas Rea Cook.
    On 31 July 1913 He used it to follow the love of his life Elizabeth Haren
    To Argentina Her father David Henry Haren Was a Station Manager
    on the railway. Thomas found work on railway And become engaged
    to Elizabeth but her father did not think him good enough so the
    engagement was broken. off The first World War started and both
    men returned to Britain to Enlist David had been in Boar War.
    Thomas fought at the At the Battle of the Somme and was wounded.
    He was sent to the Medical aid tent and there met David they then spent the rest of that terrible War time together and become good friends
    Elizabeth become engaged three times after Thomas but broke each off
    Elizabeth was sixteen when Thomas first asked to marry him.
    But after the war they did marry with the blessing of David.
    And both lived to the 1970s
    The Passport is quite interesting and i will write some of the wording.
    It has the number 85959 top left a orange sixpence seal under it
    Then We Sir Edward Grey . A Baronet of the United Kingdom of Great
    Britain and Ireland Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter A
    Member of his Britannic Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council
    A Member of Parliament His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State
    for Foreign Affairs . Request and require in nane of his Majesty
    All those whom concern allow [then name and destination]
    age 20 and profession of bearer Labourer .Signed by Thomas He signed it T Cook had to re sign Full name Then signed by Sir E Grey
    Passport 16 inch by 12 inch on rear of passport a postage stamp
    Can not remember between 3 pence and six pence i did not want to
    remove frame to find out.Second photo Army form Z18
    Certificate of Employment during the War
    Reg no W.R 259278 Rank Sapper Surname Cook Christian names in full
    Tomas Rea Lazzell. then Regimental employment
    Infantryman from Nov 1914 to Sep 1916
    Loco Fire man Oct 1916 March 1918. Because of wound become fireman on Army trains. [Passport were quite a new thing then.]
    P.s you will not get such important people actually signing themselves
    today. another p p.s There is a Field Wound Card also at bottom.
    It has card number 3847 Rank Sapper Name Cook. T.R.L Unit ,.D.G T
    Wound Left Shoulder

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