Arthur Gauntlett Cook was born 6 August 1881 in Brighton. His mother was Frances Mary Cook (nee Wright) and his father was Arthur Edward Cook (a commercial traveller).

Arthur married Eliza Berry in 1900 in Bethnal Green, London and lived in Bethnal Green for a while until he moved to Hackney with his wife and their four children.

Arthur joined the Army in WW1. This is the only photo of him the family has and there appears to be no record as to what he did during the war, the only thing the family know is that he was gassed during the campaign.

When he came back from the war he did not live with his family but lived a few streets away at 148 Graham Road, Hackney. He owned a furniture making business in Roan Horse Yard, Pollard Street, Bethnal Green and made dining tables which he did up until he died, which was in March 1940.

His will, mentions the bungalow named “Hazelwynn” Old Mead Lane, Henham. (Looking at the names of his beneficiary, Hazel Frewin and his executor, Winnifred Jones, I wonder if he named his bungalow after them – just an idea). I am not sure if he owned the property in Graham Road, Hackney and I don’t know if he ever lived at “Hazelwynn”