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George Hubert COOKE

Regimental number848
Place of birthGerringong, New South Wales
SchoolGerringong Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGerringong Post Office, Gerringong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinW R Cook, Gerringong Post Office, Gerringong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 26 June 1915
Date of embarkation incorrectly listed on Embarkation Roll as 7 June 1915.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 61), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Gerringong Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: William and Jane COOKE, Gerringong, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis
Family/military connections3 cousins, one who won the Military Medal; uncle, who won the Distinguished Service Order.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

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

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