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William Edgar Cook

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1909. Will Cook with the NLG 2700cc JAP at Brooklands.

William Edgar Cook (c1880-1949)

1908 An NLG machine, ridden by Will Cook, marked its place in history when it won the first official motorcycle race staged at Brooklands. It was powered by a 944cc V-twin Peugeot and weighed less than 120lb/54.5kg.

1911 Boarder at 70 High Road, Kilburn, NW: William Edgar Cook (age 31 born Barnsbury, London), Motor mechanic, garage - Employer. Single.[1]

May have worked for ASL in Stafford

1913 Married in Stafford to Dorothy Nellie Benton

1915/6 Birth in Stafford of son Peter William Cook

Possibly had a garage in Weymouth with his son

1949 December 6th. Died. Of 5 Hardwick Street, Weymouth. Probate to his widow Dorothy Nellie Cook, and to his son Peter William Cook, motor engineer.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census