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Cyril Thomas ROOKING

Regimental number6300
Place of birthPreston, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Avenue, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 2"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Rooking, Preston Road, Longridge, Lancashire, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ruth ROOKING
Discharge date24 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 82 'New Zealand', 28 August 1917; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 24 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death17 July 1937
Age at death53
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROOKING Cyril Thomas

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