Frank Joseph AWMM
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WW2 52A Le Cren Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
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WW2 Mrs Lynda Ann Cook (wife), 52A Le Cren Street, Timaru, New Zealand AWMM
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Frank Joseph Cook
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
- 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
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