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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

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
Previous occupation: Lace hand
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 20007
Joined Hood: 13th February 1941 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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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 including the Battle of Jutland. 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.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
27th August 19133rd January 1914Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/907
4th January 191431st July 1914EdgarStoker 2nd ClassADM188/907
1st August 19143rd August 1914Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/907
4th August 191430th September 1914AgincourtStoker 2nd ClassADM188/907
1st October 191429th November 1916AgincourtStoker 1st ClassADM188/907
30th November 191629th May 1917AgincourtActing Leading StokerADM188/907
30th May 19173rd July 1918AgincourtLeading StokerADM188/907
4th July 19183rd January 1919AgincourtActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
4th January 191930th January 1919AgincourtStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
31st January 19194th March 1919Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
5th March 19196th March 1920Dido ([Illegible])Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
7th March 192011th March 1920H.M.A. London DepotStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
12th March 19207th May 1920CerberusStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
8th May 192012th December 1921BrisbaneStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
13th December 192125th March 1922H.M.A. London DepotStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
26th March 192213th June 1922Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
14th June 192229th December 1923Vernon (Winchester)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
30th December 19234th January 1925LuciaStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
5th January 19257th March 1925Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
8th March 19259th June 1926DolphinStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
10th June 192611th September 1928CoventryStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
12th September 192817th October 1928Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
18th October 19282nd March 1930Osprey (P59)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/907
3rd March 193026th August 1931SandwichStoker Petty OfficerADM363/26
27th August 193118th October 1931SandwichChief StokerADM363/26
19th October 193111th December 1931VindictiveChief StokerADM363/26
12th December 19315th September 1932Victory IIChief StokerADM363/26
6th September 193230th April 1935Iron DukeChief StokerADM363/26
1st May 193512th February 1941Victory IIChief StokerADM363/26
13th February 194124th May 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/26

Additional Photos

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

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

James's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

Detail of James's name.

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)