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Name: COOK, Ernest Neville MB, BS(Lond), MRCS, LRCP (Dr.)

Nee: nephew of Albert Ruskin Cook

Birth Date: 25.5.1882 Hampstead, London

Death Date: 30.3.1959 Goring-by-Sea, Sussex

First Date: 1910

Profession: CMS missionary doctor. Arrived in Uganda in Feb. 1910 and was appointed to the Medical Department, Uganda Protectorate

Area: Uganda

Married: In Hampstead 22 Aug 1915 May Aldwyn Gordon b. 19 May 1878 Great Malvern, d. 22 Nov 1966 Sussex

Book Reference: Gillett, Red 22, EA & Rhodesia, Foster

School: St Paul's, Univ Coll, London

General Information:

EA & Rhodesia - 7/5/59 - Dr Ernest Neville Cook who has died in Goring-by-Sea, was a noted missionary doctor in East Africa. Born in Hampstead in 1882, he came of a distinguished medical family, being a nephew of the late Sir Albert Cook, the discoverer of the cause of sleeping sickness, and Dr. J.H. Cook, both foundres of Mengo Hospital in Uganda. He was educated at St. Paul's School and University College, London, and studied at University College Hospital, finishing as MRCS, LRCP (1908), MB and BS. In July 1909 he was accepted as a missionary by the CMS and sailed for Uganda in February of the following year. He took with him a complete Rontgen ray installation for Mengo Hospital where he served until 1926. His service there was interrupted in 1917 by a short spell at Toro Hospital, but, owing to another doctor coming home sick he had to return to Mengo. In 1926 Cook was appointed to the East Africa Medical Service in Uganda, and he resigned from the CMS in 1929 and on his Government appointment being made permanent. Cook was the author of "Doctors in Africa", published by the Uganda Medical Service, and was always interested in the training of African doctors. He married in 1915 Aldwyn May Gordon, who survives him.
Foster - Arrived at CMS Maseno Hospital in September 1925. He started a maternity scheme at the hospital and he secured the first Government grant of GBP £450 provided that CMS gave a grant of GBP £150, which happened in 1926, after which Cook returned to Uganda.
1939 England and Wales Register living with wife in Worthing
Nat Probate Calendar

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