Finding source for death in France

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Been looking for a death record for the following profile

Currently shows as Y_Somme, Picardie, France has been Y, Somme, Picardie, France but not recognised by system as a place would like to confirm with death source  before mark as false error on suggestions list.

Have had no response from PM


WikiTree profile: John Hook
in Genealogy Help by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (202k points)

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I checked the Somme online archives-you can find them here.  Y has decennial tables but unfortunately only begins offering scans of the acts themselves starting in 1839.  Curiously, there is a death listed for a Jean Baptiste Huiocq on 20 March 1828.  

The spelling of the last name is similar to Gallicized versions of the Germanic language family surnames Hook, Hoock, etc. that I've encountered previously in researching my Belgian ancestors.  I also found a child with the same surname (possibly Céline as the given name, it's hard to read), who was born on 21 October 1827 in Y.

by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (323k points)
selected by Maggie N.
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It is unlikely that this man died in Y . It is a tiny hamlet .There are many thousands who are supposed to have died there but they probably didn't

Mr Hook probably died in Kent, that is where you should look
by Helen Ford G2G6 Pilot (350k points)
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by E. Compton G2G6 Pilot (151k points)

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