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Frank Cook was born in 1888 at Newark and was the son of John a coal carter and Elizabeth Cook née Talbot of 31 Cross Street, Newark. His father John Cook was born in 1854 at Mansfield and his mother Elizabeth Talbot was born in 1863 at Newark, they were married in 1880 their marriage was recorded in the Newark registration district, they went on to have 7 children, sadly three died in infancy or early childhood, their surviving children were William b1886, Frank b1888, Nellie b1890 and Julia b1903 all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census his parents are living at 31 Cross Street, Newark and are shown as John 57 yrs a coal carter, he is living with his wife Elizabeth 48 yrs and their daughter Julia 8 yrs. In the 1911 census John has left the family home, he is a boarder living at 2 Derwent Terrace, Wyver Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, he is shown as being 23 yrs of age, single and a watch maker, he is boarding with Elizabeth Mary White a 47 yr old widow.
He was a watch maker in the 1911 census.
23 Mar 1918
1579085 - CWGC Website
7th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Private Frank Cook enlisted at Hounslow whilst residing their, he served with the 7th battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He was killed in action on 23rd March 1918 and his name is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Frank joined the colours in April 1916 and was drafted to France in June the same year. Wounded five months later and treated in Aberdeen Hospital. Discharged in June 1917 and again went overseas a fortnight later. On January 18th, 1918 he was wounded a second time time. But subsequently went into action and was reported missing on March 23rd, 1918. Declared dead in August 1919.
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