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George Joseph Cook KIMBERLEY

Regimental number350
Place of birthWest Melbourne Victoria
Other NamesKIMBERLEY, Geo Joseph Cook
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCorner of Coventry and Clarendon Streets, south Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs Louisa Kimberley, corner of Coventry and Clarendon Streets, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLSGT
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 13), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Edward and Annie KIMBERLEY; husband of Louisa KIMBERLEY, 261 Rathdown Street, Carlton, Victoria. Native of Fitzroy, Victoria

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT, South West of ALBERT on night 28th/29th July 1918 he showed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During the attack and capture of enemy system of trenches, this N.C.O. after the final objective had been reached, pushed forward his section and dug in an advanced post between the BRAY-CORBIE Road and an enemy Strong Post on the left. He did excellent work in leading his section, inflicting many casualties on the enemy, and when later, finding that his advanced posts withdrew to a position nearer, in front our new main line. He was the last man to leave the advanced post, and set a splendid example to the men of his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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