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HMS Gibraltar was a 1st Class twin screw cruiser of 7,700 tons. She served in South Africa between April 1901 to June 1902 and was commanded by Captain A H Limpus.

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QSA (0) (W. H. Cook, Ord., HMS Gibraltar.) large impressed naming;
1914-15 Star (204971, W. H. Cook, P.O., R.N.);
BWM and VM (Gnr. W. H. Cook. R.N.) BWM officially renamed;
Royal Navy LS&GC GV, 1st issue (204971. W. H. Cook, P.O. HMS Minotaur.)

William Henry Cook was born in Hadleigh, Suffolk in June 1883. He joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class in June 1899, and advanced to Petty Officer in January 1914. Service included with H.M. Ships Gibraltar, March 1901 - June 1904, Minotaur (cruiser), June 1916 - July 1917.

Cook was commissioned Gunner in July 1917, and retired as Lieutenant in June 1933.

He died in April 1947.
Dr David Biggins

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