C. R. Cooke

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Conrad Reginald Cooke
Born (1901-08-31)31 August 1901
India
Died 27 December 1996(1996-12-27) (aged 95)
Maidstone, Kent, England
Years of service 1940 – 1946
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Awards OBE

Lieutenant-Colonel Conrad Reginald Cooke, OBE (31 August 1901 – 27 December 1996) was an English early Himalayan mountaineer. In 1935, alone and without oxygen, he reached the summit of Kabru North. His achievement remained the highest solo climb until 1953. [1]

In June 1944 while Director of Line Construction, Posts and Telegraphs, New Delhi, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.[2]

He was emergency commissioned into the Indian Army on the 13 December 1940[3] and was released as a Major with the honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on 30 November 1946.[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Isserman, Maurice (2008). Fallen Giants. New Haven CT: Yale University Press. p. 197. ISBN 0-300-11501-6. 
  2. ^ "(Supplement) no. 36544". The London Gazette. 2 June 1944. p. 2588. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  3. ^ London Gazette 2 May 1941
  4. ^ London Gazette 10 September 1948