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Albert Cook

In memory of:

Flying Officer Albert Cook

August 28, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/6152

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

35 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 26 June 1946.

Additional Information


Born:

March 7, 1917
Burnley, Lancashire, England

Enlistment:

October 23, 1940
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Walter and Mary (nee Jackson) Cook of New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Husband of Pearl Weston (nee MacLean) Cook, of New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Brother of Arthur, Harold, Erenist, Fred Edith and Florence.

Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Row M. Coll. grave 3-6.

Location:

Montcornet is a small town in the Department of Aisne. It lies in a densely wooded and hilly area 22 miles north-east of Laon, at the junction of the N.377 road to Laon with the N.366 road to Vervins. The MONTCORNET MILITARY CEMETERY is adjacent to the Communal Cemetery on the southern outskirts of the town. It is on high ground above the road to the village of Lislet and is approached by a flight of stone steps.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Albert Cook is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Albert Cook is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Albert Cook– Albert Cook during flight training.
  • Original Gravemarker
  • Group photo– F/O Albert Cook at King's College , Halifax, NS, rugby team - first row - third from the left.
  • Press Clipping– F/O Albert Cook - Newspaper clipping announcing him missing in action as it appeared in the Cape Breton Post Record.
  • Commemorative Plaque– F/O Albert Cook's name on plaque at King's College - Halifax, NS - third name from the top
  • Group Photo– From left to right: Pilot Officer Frederick John Taylor, Wing Commander(unknown), Flying Officer Albert Cook.
  • Photo of Albert Cook– Albert Cook during flight World War II
  • Photo of Albert Cook– Flight Sergeant Max Robbins in center of photo with Flying Officer Albert Cook on his left. Photo taken in England during World War II
  • Photo of Albert Cook– Flying Officer Albert Cook, second from the left, relaxing in England during World War II.
  • Photo of Aircrew– Aircrew beside Halifax Bomber after the mission. Photo taken in England during World War II.
  • Memorial Page– From the Glace Bay High School 1947 year book, in memory of former students who served during the Second World War.
  • Year Book Cover

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