Frank Victor Wilson Cook, RAF



1887 Jun 21. Born Wandsworth, London. From her later marriage to James Watt, I get his mother as Bella Wilson Cook, nee Brown who married him in Croydon in 1902. This in turn gets me that Bella Wilson Brown married Samuel George Cook in Wanstead in 1885

He is not in UK censuses of 1891 or 1901

1891 and 1901 census His brother, who was born in Banff, is living with grandparents James & Ann Brown in Banff

1911 census at 15 Church Rd, St Andreys, Gorleston On Sea. with mother and step father. Same address on RAF record. Note he is listed as "Victor Frank"

1915 Nov 8. Temp Commission as Lt RNVR in RNAS.

RNVR record

RAF service record


1919 Oct 18. RAF The undermentioned are transferred, to the unempld. list Capt F V W Cook

1921 Feb 25 Joined ADRIC with service no 1762. Post to O Coy

1921 Apr 2 Posted to Depot

1921 May 25 Posted to C Coy

1922 Jan. Still appears to have been serving at demobilisation

1939 Register . Living at 54 Kensington Court , Kensington, London. He is an unemployed Elect & Wireless Supt.

I am not sure what is happening with his death. It looks as if the 1942 death is wrong. Both are FVW and there is only one birth. It may be an incorrect wartime registration.

1942 Apr/Jun died Kensington aged 53

1954 Aug 4 Died age 67