Name:Service No:Rank:Service:Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Trade:Religion:Marital Status:Next of Kin:Date of Death:Age at Death:Cemetery:
Cook, AlbertJ/6152Flying Officer/Air ObserverRoyal Canadian Air Force35 RAF SquadronMarch 7, 1917Burnley, Lancashire, England October 23, 1940 23Halifax, Nova Scotia Egan’s Inn, Sydney Mines, NSAssistant Manager Department StoreUnited ChurchSingle (at Enlistment)Walter Cook (Father) New Waterford, NSAugust 28, 194225Montcornet Military Cemetery, FrancePlot: Row M. Coll. grave 3-6.Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14Albert, one of seven children, was the son of Walter and Mary (nee Jackson) Cook of New Waterford, Nova Scotia. The family moved to New Waterford when Albert was eleven, He attended school in New Waterford, and graduated from Glace Bay High School and King’s College. Enlisting in 1941, he completed initial training in Canada. On July 25, 1941, he married Pearl Weston MacLean at Halifax.He went overseas in September of 1941 and was assigned to 35 RAF Squadron.His aircraft, Halifax II W7700, from RAF Graveley with 35 RAF Squadron, returning from air operations against Nurnberg, Germany, crashed and burned near the village of Soize, thirty four miles East South of St. Quentin, France. At the time of the crash the Germans did not establish individual identification and the seven members of the crew were buried collectively in the 1814-1918 English Cemetery at Montcornet, near Soize. Max Feindel Robbins, also from Nova Scotia was a member of the crew.