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Amos John COOK

Regimental number5676
Place of birthBurham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Cooke, Burham, near Rochester, Kent, England
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Proyart on 11-12 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 11th/12th August, 1918, during operations on the SOMME, near PROYART, this man, during the attack, undertook many dangerous journeys to advanced Headquarters across heavily shelled areas, and at times coming under heavy machine gun fire. He also showed great pluck and absolute disregard of danger in entering several enemy dugouts and ridding them of the enemy and preparing a suitable place for forward stations. In this way he was responsible for the capture of 8 prisoners and his action was a splendid example to the remainder of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: CG 61

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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