The original 1986 painting by Peter Archer hangs in the Headquarters Officers’ Mess, Blandford. On 18 August 1924, during a road opening operation in Waziristan north of Razmak Narai, near Duncan’s Piquet, a Crossley lorry carrying a small party from ‘Signals Tochi and Khaisora Area’ from Razani was ambushed below the picquet. In the action that followed, 1856992 Lance Corporal (Acting Lance Sergeant) Percy Everitt Cook, aged 23, was killed. He is buried at Razmak, in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency and a memorial may be seen on his mother’s grave at Broadway Cemetery, Peterborough. Also in the painting is 2307047 Signalman C Punter.
(Photo Author’s Collection)