Project Description

CHARLES MONTAGUE COOK 1888–1969

Mdx

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

1891 Census

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

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

Age 22 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. He was employed as a general labourer (gardens).

Military Service

Rank: Private

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 per week and 7s/1d 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, 7s/1d for wife and children to 14.7.22

14.7.22: Degree of disablement 40%: pension increased to 16 shillings per week, 14s/2d 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, Silver War Badge

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

UK Railway employment records:

27.9.1904 – 14.5.1906 employed by the Great Western Railway as a cleaner at Swindon station at 2/- per week

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Florence

From the 1939 Register

Address: No. 22 Council Houses, Cliff Crescent, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Navvy

Household: wife Florence, daughter Nellie an invalid and Edna Cook, packer

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent from 1911