Born: 1905, Ipswich.
Died: 25th August 1943; age: 42; Japanese PoW – Thailand – Burma Railway.
Residence: 308, Landseer Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 5826596.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Martha Cook, of Ipswich; husband of Ivy Georgina Cook, of Ipswich.
1911 177, Spring Road, Ipswich.
Frank was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Walter Cook, 41, a Baker’s Labourer – Co-operative Society, born Ipswich.
Martha Louisa Cook (nee Collins), 38, born Ipswich.
Stanley Harold Cook, 14, a Garden Boy – Domestic, born Ipswich.
William Thomas Cook, 11, born Ipswich.
Gladys Victoria Cook, 9, born Ipswich.
Arthur Charles Cook, 7, born Ipswich.
Cecil Cook, 4, born Ipswich.
Doris May Cook, 4, born Ipswich.
Evelyn Cook, 2, born Ipswich.
Sidney Cook, 7 months, born Ipswich.
In 1926, Ipswich, Frank married Ivy Georgina Balls, born April 1903, Ipswich. They had 3 children.
Probate to Ivy Georgina Cook – widow.
Frank’s brother, William Thomas Cook lost his life in the First World War, when he was KiA on the 7th August 1918, aged 19. William was ranked a Private, service number 50113, of the 6th Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment. He was laid to rest at Dive Copse-le-Sec, Somme, France.
Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment)
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken PoW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.