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Frank Joseph Cook

Portrait, WW2, Captain Frank Cook, formal studio (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Joseph AWMM
  • Surname
    Cook AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    34132 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 52A Le Cren Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Lynda Ann Cook (wife), 52A Le Cren Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1940 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM
    Lynda Ann Cook AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    34132 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frank Cook was the son of Joseph and Esther Cook of Christchurch. He was the husband of Lynda Ann Cook of Timaru. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 June 1942 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM XXX.E.25 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • I visited your grave at El Alamein in 2008. The first of your family to ever visit your grave after your death is 1942 at the beginning of the El Alamein fighting. At the foot of your headstone, I buried a scarab from a market, a stone found at the Pyramids and one of my handmade bronze cast kina earrings from NZ. How devastated your family was at your death. Your wife, the lives of your two young children were forever deeply scarred - their whole lives - and so continued the effect on raising of all six grandchildren. You were so keen to go - you were too old to go but your letters to Army superiors show the importance to you of going to fight. How we wish you hadn't - how lives might have been different. We would love to have known you.
    Public - Nikki - Other Relative - 26 April 2015



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 96 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.75 AWMM


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26 April 2015NikkiWellingtonOther Relative
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