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Joseph Edwin COOK

Regimental number1818
Place of birthLaidley, Queensland
SchoolThornton State School, Queensland
AddressThornton, Laidley, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Cook, Thornton, Laidley, Queensland
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDied of disease 6 December 1916
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCompton Chamberlayne Cemetery
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Eliza COOK, Thornton, Laidley, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousin: John STACK. Brother: Harry, killed Gallipoli, Turkey

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