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Hugh John COOK

Regimental number640
Date of birth--/07/1891
Place of birthCamberwell, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMining engineer
Addressc/o N S Cook c/o W M Collins, Commercial Union Chambers, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, W E Cook c/o W M Collins, Commercial Union Chambers, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF16
Promotion date: 7 August 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF16
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Captain


Unit: INF16
Promotion date: 21 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 18 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Other details

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

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