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Daniel Richard COOKSEY

Regimental number54165
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
AddressMayfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, D F Cooksey, 'Tannavalla', Fawcett Street, Mayfield, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the 39th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date28 January 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 January 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th General Service Reinforcements (New South Wales)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date30 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1918; disembarked London, England, 26 August 1918; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 26 August 1918; allotted to Reinforcements, 33rd Bn, 26 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 January 1919; marched in to Australian Staging Camp, Abancourt, France, 29 January 1919; transferred to Australian Veterinary Hospital, Calais, 1 February 1919; marched out to join 39th Bn, 4 April 1919; taken on strength of 39th Bn, 5 April 1919; marched out to England, 3 May 1919; embarked Havre, 8 May 1919; marched in to Codford, England, 9 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Valencia', 20 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 14 September 1919; discharged, 30 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOKSEY Daniel Richard

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