7th Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment
1939-1940
Military Honours and Awards

Royal Sussex Regiment Crest
7th Battalion

Captain
George Herbert Cook
Mentioned in Despatches
29⁄11⁄1945

T⁄Captain G.H. Cook, (97137)

Near Amiens on 20 May 1940, Captain Cook commanding H.Q. Coy 7 Royal Sussex Regiment, although suffering from shock as the result of bombing in a troop train on 18 May, showed outstanding gallantry in the defence of our exposed position against tank attack. His actions and example even after being twice wounded, definitely continued the ability of the Battalion (entirely unsupported) to hold up the enemy. (100 tanks under General Rommel), actually delaying them for nineteen hours.
(Recommended for Military Cross)
(was PoW at Hospital du Valde Grace, Paris)