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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Charles William Cooke -

Name : Charles William Cooke

Son of : John Henry Cooke and Esther Agnes Cooke (née Flux), of Whippingham, Isle of Wight.

Born : 25 April 1914. (Registered Cowes Sub-District).

Married : 1939, Gertrude Fox. (Registered Sep 1939 qtr, Sunderland).

  Electoral Roll information :

1922 - 25 : John Henry Cooke is listed at Grange Road, East Cowes.

1929 - 33 : John Henry Cooke is listed at Westbury, Grange Road, East Cowes.

1938 : John Henry Cooke is listed at Ortona, Alderbury Road, Newport.

  Service Details :

Sergeant 563427 Charles William Cooke, Royal Air Force.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 8 September 1940, aged 26.

Commemorated at : Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede.

CWGC Record

Squadron :101 Sqn
Aircraft :Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV R2788
Crew :
Pilot :Sgt C W CookeCWGC record ...
Navigator :Sgt C J DayCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Sgt R N SpencerCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 20:55 hrs from RAF West Raynham for Ops on Boulogne but was lost without trace. The crew are commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede. Charles William Cooke was born on 25 April 1914 and the family lived at Westbury, Grange Road, Whippingham, Isle of Wight.

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

East Cowes War Memorial
Newport County Secondary School War Memorial
  Photo Gallery :

Image taken from a piece in the Isle of Wight County Press [date unknown]
  Acknowledgments :

John Bloodworth for Royal Air Force research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 8 February 2014


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