CHARLES MONTAGUE COOK 1888–1969
Born 29th July 1888 in Stratton St Margaret, Wilts.
Married May 28th 1910 to Florence (née Townsend) of Lincoln Grove at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent
Children: Nellie born 26.10.1910, John Thomas born 11.6.1912, Charles Montague born 15.10.1914, George William born 25.9.1916, Robert P. born 1919, Kenneth born 1920, Norman born 1925 and Roy born 1926.
Died 1969 in Basford district, Nottingham
Age 2 living with father John, a machine man, mother Emily and his sisters Lilley Kate 4 and Emily Louisa 6 months in Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire
Age 12 living with father John, a machine man Great Western Railway works, mother Emily, sister Emily L 10 and brothers James Bishop 6, William John 5 and Percy Harold 2 in Stratton St Margaret.
Age 22, a general labourer (gardens), living at Arnold Yard, Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent with wife Florence, daughter Nellie Kate 5 months and his sister Emily Louisa Cook, a domestic servant.
Service Number: PW661
Military Unit: 5th (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 1.5.16. Service abroad 1 year 6 months
Attested at Neath: 12.3.1915
Address on attestation form: Penybryn Primrose Road, Eaglesbush, Neath, Glamorgan.
Age: 26 years 7 months. Occupation: Contractor’s navigator. Next of kin: Florence Cook, Lincoln Grove, Radcliffe on Trent
12.3.1915 to 30.4.1916: Home; 1.5.1916 to 11.11.1917: France; 12.11.1917 to 18.6.1918: Home
12.3.15: Posted 18th Battalion
29.10.15: Posted 19th (Service) Battalion, 2nd Public Works Pioneers
1.3.16: Embarked Field
12.3.17: Granted Proficiency Pay Class II 3d day
19.9.17: Granted Proficiency Pay Class I 6d day
22.10.17: Admitted 138 Field Ambulance “PUO” Pyrexia of Unknown Origin (Trench Fever)
24.10.17: Returned to duty
31.10.17: Re-joined Battalion
1.11.17: Admitted 138 Field Ambulance “Septic Throat”, Admitted. 13 gen. Hosp. “Throat”, Boulogne
11.11.17: To England, 12.11.1917
13.12.17: Posted Depot. Posted to 5th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, Chatham
18.6.18: Discharged no longer fit for War Service
19.6.18: Awarded an interim pension of 9 shillings (45p) per week and 7 shillings 1d (35p) for his wife and four children due to neurasthenia from 16.6.20 to 17.8.20
18.8.20: Degree of disablement 20%: pension 8 shillings per week, 7 shillings 1d for wife and children to 14.7.22
14.7.22: Degree of disablement 40%: pension increased to 16 shillings (80p) per week, 14 shillings 2d (71p) for wife and four children to 19.7.23. Note on pension record card: ‘Remainder of current award cancelled from that date’
Received King’s Certificate no.21780 and Silver War badge no. 385099 on 21.6.18; address Bolton Avenue, Radcliffe on Trent.
Medals Awarded British War, Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent
UK Railway employment records:
27.9.1904 – 14.5.1906 employed by the Great Western Railway as a cleaner at Swindon station at 2 shillings (10p) per week
From the 1922 Electoral Register
Address: Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: wife Florence
From the 1939
RegisterAddress: No. 22 Council Houses, Cliff Crescent, Radcliffe on Trent.
Occupation: Navvy, heavy worker.
Household: wife Florence, daughter Nellie, an invalid, son Robert, a bricklayer’s labourer, and future daughter in law Edna Tomkins, a packer
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent from 1911