-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
James Enoch Cook

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Date of birth: 17th January 1895
Place of birth: Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England
Parents: William and Sarah Cook
Wife: Frances Cook
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 20007
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)






Biographical Information:

Jim, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on 17th January 1895 to parents William and Sarah Cook of Long Eaton, Derbyshire. He was educated at the Derbyroad School and attended the Wesleyan Church Sunday School. In his younger days he was a talented footballer.

Jim entered the Navy in 1913 at the age of 17. He saw service in World War One to include action at Dogger Bank, Jutland and Heligoland. He was also present at the scuttling of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow. He retired in 1935 and assumed a civilian job with the Navy. He rejoined in 1940.

Jim had spent 22 years in the Navy. He was the husband of Frances Cook with whom he had two sons. He was 46 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



Jim and two mates aboard H.M.S. Iron Duke





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 3






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mr & Mrs L.H. Meller (photo, June 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/907)