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Memorable Manitobans: John Andrew Milton “Jam” Cook (1902-1963)

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John Andrew Milton Cook
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Born at Aylmer, Quebec on 29 November 1902, he worked as a journalist at the Regina Leader Post, Winnipeg Free Press, and Globe & Mail. During the Second World War, he served in Sicily, Italy and France as an officer in Canadian forces and was a war correspondent for the Free Press. He worked with Richard Malone to produce The Maple Leaf, a weekly newspaper for Canadian Forces in Europe. In 1946, he was made an Officer in the Order of the British Empire. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 1 April 1963 and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery at Thornhill, Ontario.


We thank Kelly Cook for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 October 2017

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