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Regimental number2349
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMelrose, Ann Street, Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James N Cook, Melrose, Ann Street, Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the advance towards RAINECOURT, East of AMIENS, on 9th August 1918, the machine gun fire of the enemy greatly held up the advance of many of his company. This man several times returned through this fire and directed and led others forward who had become disorganised. On reaching the final objective his Platoon Sergeant was seriously wounded - he alone carried him back over 300 yards to safety and at once returned. He again carried out another wounded man and on 5 occasions carried messages along the front and to the rear, absolutely regardless of both artillery and machine gun fire. His services were at all times during the advance of the utmost value to his platoon and Company Commanders, his information being always reliable and correct.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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

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