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Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Albert Cook
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, Albert J/6152 Flying Officer/Air Observer Royal Canadian Air Force 35 RAF Squadron March 7, 1917 Burnley, Lancashire, England October 23, 1940 23 Halifax, Nova Scotia Egan’s Inn, Sidney Mines, NS Assistant Manager Department Store United Church Single (at Enlistment) Walter Cook (Father) New Waterford, NS August 28, 1942 25 Montcornet Military Cemetery, France Plot: Row M. Coll. grave 3-6. Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14 Albert, 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.
Flying Officer Albert Cook during flight training
left to right: Pilot Officer Frederick John Taylor, Wing Commander (unknown), Flying Officer Albert Cook
Flight Sergeant Max Robbins in center of photo with Flying Officer Albert Cook on his left. England World War II
Flying Officer Albert Cook, second from the left England World War II
Aircrew beside Halifax Bomber after mission. England World War II