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zoek nabestaanden F/Sgt Albert William Cox uit Parkstone, Poole,Dorset.


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For a proposed RAF memorial(to be unveiled 29th September 2018) I would like to get in touch with the relatives of Airgunner and F/Sgt Albert William Cox from Parkstone,Poole. Albert(21) lost his life when his aircraft a lancaster shot down over Vessem The Netherlands on the 22nd May 1944. I received help from people of the Poole history centre and told me that Albert lived with his family at Runton Road, in Sunninghill,Parkstone. Albert's parents William and Florence(Nee Medway) were married at Bedwelty in Wales 1915. They had two Children Albert(1923) and older sister Mary F Cox born 1919. Mary F Cox married an Alfred G Snook in Bournemouth in 1941 and had a Daughter Frances N Snook, born Poole 1942. Mary F Snook born 1919 died North Somerset. Williams Alberts father was still living at Runton Road in 1951 but sadly his Wife Florence Rose died in 1946, aged 53. Also put appeals in the Bournemouth Echo several times but no luck. Any one could help?? 

Thank you so much,

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2 things:


1 - Mum's name is Mudway (with a "U")


So their generation and the next become with some expanded data as follows:

William Cox b 21 July 1885; occ: Mixer In Cordite Section Of Royal Naval Cordite Factory (1939)

X (reg Q#1 1915 Bedwellty Monmouthshire) to Florence Rose Mudway b 28 Jan 1893, d abt 1946 (reg Q#2 1946 Poole Dorset)



Mary Frances Cox b 14 July 1919 (reg Q#3 1919 Bedwellty Monmouthshire), d abt 2001 (reg Nov 2001 North Somerset); occ: Domestic Maid (1939)

X (reg Q#1 1941 Bournemouth Hampshire) to Alfred George Snook –Probably this one:  b 14 April 1918 (reg Q#2 1918 Bedwellty Monmouthshire), d 26 Mar 1996 (reg Q#1 1996 Pontypool Monmouthshire);  occ: Coal Hewer Helper (1939). There is a probate number for him, but apparently " Grant only".

Albert William Cox b 27 Nov 1922 (reg Q#1 1923 Bedwellty Monmouthshire); occ: Messenger Printing Work (1939)



2 - Mary's Child(ren)


I'm a bit amazed that you were only told about one daughter because I suspect that there could have been one or 2 sons as well.


Due to privacy rules, I'll only discuss one son:

Nigel Ian Norman Snook b 26 February 1944 Poole Dorset (reg Q#1 1944 Poole Dorset), d 5 November 2007 (where???)

X (reg Q#3 1967 Enfield, Greater London) to - (possibly still living)


FYI: Nigel Ian Norman Snook was the banjo player on Unit 4+2's single "The Green Fields"(

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Hi Sylvia,


    Again what a wealth of information and Thank you very ,very much for your "trouble" to doing this for me. 

What is the next thing i could do to get in touch with the poss. relatives?




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