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Charles Walter COOK

Regimental number1127
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address4 Bank Street, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Sarah Cook, 4 Bank Street, London, England
Previous military serviceServed in the City of London Cadets Regiment
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Other details

War Service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 8 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 June 1916.

Admitted to hospital (sick), France, 31 October 1916; transferred to the 5th Australian Field Ambulance (diarrhea), France, 1 November 1916; rejoined 31st Bn, France, 14 November 1916.

Proceeded to Britain on leave, 5 December 1916; rejoined 31st Bn, France, 20 December 1916.

Admitted to the 8th Australian Field Ambulance, France, (influenza), 1 December 1917; transferred to the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station ('trench fever'), France, 12 December 1917; discharged to duty, 11 January 1918.

Embarked Britain, 8 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 23 June 1919.

Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force ('medically unfit, disability- gassed'), 7 March 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 April 1972
Place of burialGeelong West Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOK Charles Walter

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