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Arthur Victor Rook records

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Lorraine

Lorraine Report 5 Dec 2017 11:07

Every ww2 records site I visit comes up with nothing.
I have his service number, know he was in the Royal Artillery as a gunner, he was even a Jap POW but everything seems to come up as a blank?
Can Someone point me in the right direction Please, it's so frustrating
Thank you I advance.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 5 Dec 2017 11:57

Hi Lorraine

WW2 service records are still with the MOD and are not online. Have a look here to find out how to order them (cost £30 and several months wait to get them):-

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

Kath. x

Maddie

Maddie Report 5 Dec 2017 12:24


Prisoners of War 1715-1945 Transcription

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Conflict World War 2
Record set Prisoners Of War 1715-1945
Archive reference WO 345/44
First name(s) Arthur Victor
Last name Rook
Year 1942
Birth year 1910
Rank Gunner
Regiment -
Residence Worksop
Residence county Notts
Country of imprisonment Japan
Nationality British
Residence country England
Prison camp or ship Fukuoka PoW camp
Archive The National Archives
Document details War Office: Japanese Index Cards of Allied Prisoners of

dob 25/6/1910
parents john and frances rook
destination of report - mrs florence rook
30 musters street, bulwell notts


Prisoners of War 1715-1945 Transcription

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Conflict World War 2
Record set Prisoners Of War 1715-1945
Archive reference WO 361/1254
First name(s) Arthur Victor
Last name Rook
Year 1945
Service number 1700099
Rank Gunner
Regiment -
Country of imprisonment Java
Nationality British
Prison camp or ship Java
Archive The National Archives
Document details Japan; Fukuoka POW Camp; name list, as of 15 August 1945


Prisoners of War 1715-1945 Transcription

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Conflict World War 2
Record set Prisoners Of War 1715-1945
Archive reference WO 361/2009
First name(s) Arthur Victor
Last name Rook
Year 1943
Service number 1700099
Rank Gunner
Regiment -
Ship name A
Country of imprisonment -
Nationality English
Ship or corps A
Prison camp or ship Nippon
Archive The National Archives

Arthur Victor
Last name Rook
Age -
Birth year -
Birth place -
Attestation year 1940
Service number 1700099
Former service number -
Record set Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Regimental & service records
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

Maddie

Maddie Report 5 Dec 2017 12:29


British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945 Transcription

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First name(s) A V
Last name Rook
Year 1945-46
Service number 1700099
Rank Gunner
Rank as transcribed Gnr
Regiment Royal Artillery
Regiment as transcribed Royal Artillery
Archive reference WO 417/100
PIece description Casualty Lists - Other Ranks 1925 - 1960
Archive The National Archives
Record set British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Second world war
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

previous theatre of war - netherlands east india

1939
19 Powis Street , Nottingham C.B., Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
Arthur V Rook 25 Jun 1910 Male Brick Maker Married 52 1
Daisy F Rook 22 Oct 1914 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 52 2

AustinQ

AustinQ Report 13 Dec 2017 15:49

There's a photo of Arthur in the Nottingham Evening Post 21 May 1943 attached to this article:

Java Prisoner a Bulwell Man

We have succeeded in tracing the address of Arthur Victor Rook, which we were unable to record from the broadcast of prisoners of war from Java yesterday. It is 30a Munsters Street Bulwell and was furnished by his wife who informed the 'Post' she had not heard from her husband for 16 months, He was posted as missing last February. She is naturally greatly relieved to learn of the news that her husband was a prisoner.
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Nottingham Evening Post 03 October 1945

Local Ex- Prisoners of War

Here's the latest news of local ex-prisoners of war in the Far East...

Gnr Arthur Victor Rook 89/35th L.A.A., R.A, of Musters Street, Bulwell in Australia.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 13 Dec 2017 20:56

As Lorraine appears to be new to the boards I have sent a pm to let her know she has replies.

Kath. x