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Alfred Woodburn COOK

Regimental number29
Place of birthMt Gambier, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse trainer
AddressGympie Hotel, Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Cook, 194 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A44 Vestalia on 19 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll***
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 26 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For continuous devotion to duty and good services. He has at all times displayed the greatest zeal and efficiency in attending to the horses of the regiment. He has an unbroken record of good work since the regiment was formed in 1914, and by his untiring energy, devotion to duty, has set a fine example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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