Arthur Aveling COOK

Regimental number7161
Place of birthRookwood New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLand agent
Address'Norwich', Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, P R Cook, 'Norwich', Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 1 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'At BRESELE near ALBERT on 30th May, 1918 a gun pit containing a gun and ammunition and covered with camouflage was set on fire by an enemy shell. Although the ammunition was exploding and the fire raging fiercely this N.C.O. went into the pit and after fighting the flames for some minutes succeeded in extinguishing the fire, thereby saving the gun and a large quantity of ammunition, valuable stores and equipment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal.