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William James COOK

Regimental number1609
Place of birthTemora, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Alectown, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressAlectown, Parkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Dixon Cook, Alectown, Parkes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 13 August 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Age at death33
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row Q, Grave No. 43), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
2
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Alectown Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: Dixon (d. 23 October 1916, aged 80, bu. Alectown Cemetery) and Catherine (16 January 1927, aged 74, bu. Alectown Cemetery) COOK, Alectown, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsNil

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