• Charles Beresford Cook

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  • Birth

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

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    • Charles Beresford Cook
    • Posted by Mapping our Anzacs story, Wednesday, 20 November 2013

    Charles William Beresford Cook on 2nd September 1889 at 129 Riley Street, Sydney. Charlies' parents were English born, William John Cook, a builder, and his New Zealand born wife, Helen Elizabeth Lowrie.He married Catherine Genevieve Kenny in 1927, they went to live in Manly where Charlie had a bus run, with the depot in Raglan Street, Manly. Kit and Charlie had three children; Betty, Mary and Bill. They built a house in Queenscliff overlooking the beach which is still standing. Charlie expanded his business to Parramatta taking some of his buses with him he bought into the Hills District Bus Service and spent the next 15 years at Parramatta. The buses that he did not take with him were turned into trucks and a trucking Business was run in Belgrave Street, Manly, then a car repair and paint shop.In the early 1950's through the dealership of J A Gilbert (a great friend) he got delivery of a couple of Holdens a month and thus in retirement he set up Inder Motors - so named after his late friend Pat Inder, who had been manager of the trucking business etc. The Holden dealership expanded and the business moved to Balgowlah where he eventually acquired land in Condamine Street and Balgowlah Road.Charles William Beresford Cook died in August 1963, from Cardiac Failure. He is buried in the Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery, at Davidson, New South Wales.