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Samuel COOK

Regimental number987
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAtherton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height6' 2"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel Cook, Atherton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 January 1915
Place of enlistmentHerberton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Newcastle, New South Wales, on board HMAT A57 Malakuta on 17 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 14 November 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Place of burialChatby War memorial Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 22), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength 5th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 25 September 1915; wounded but remained at duty 29 October 1915.

Mortally wounded, 5 November 1915 (bomb wound, back, compound fracture); disembarked Alexandria, 9 November 1915; admitted to 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, 10 November 1915; died of wounds, 14 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOK Samuel

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