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Alfred Edward COOK

Place of birthPlympton, South Australia
SchoolPlympton Public School, Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Next of kinMary Frances Cook, Devonport Road, Melton Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Adelaide Lancers (as Trooper, 1889), 16th Australian Light Horse, 1904.
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment;
FateDied of wounds 4 July 1915
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Row XXV, Grave No. 3), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Peter and Rosina Maria Cook; Wife: Mary Frances Cook, Military Road, Largs Bay, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: 2712 Pte Julius LAYCOCK, 10th Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1916; 2nd Cousin: [1-23] 2nd Lt Frederick Taylor MEASDAY, 27th Bn, killed in action, 5 november 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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