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Hermione Cock
Hermione Cock
Birth: 1 March 1904
Cricklade, Wiltshire, England
Death: 24 October 2015
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Age: 111 years, 237 days
Country: United Kingdom UK

Hermione Cock (née Hawkins; 1 March 1904 – 24 October 2015) was a British supercentenarian who was the second-oldest living person in the United Kingdom at the time of her death, behind Gladys Hooper. Her age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Hermione Cock was born as Hermione Hawkins on 1 March 1904. Hermione was born in Wiltshire but moved to Shropshire in the 1920s. She met her husband James Cock at a ‘heavily chaperoned’ party. They married at St Mary’s Church in 1928 and they haved three children. Hermione became a housewife, while her husband worked as a tanner in Barker Street. At the outbreak of World War Two, he was drafted into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and served in Africa, and after the war, James and Hermione moved to Holyhead Road in Wellington. Hermione and James were together for more than 50 years. Her husband died in 1984 at 79. Hermione received a card from the Queen on her 110th birthday.

Hermione Cock died on 24 October 2015 at the age of 111 years, 237 days at The Ferns Residential Home in Shrewsbury.