|Place of birth
|68 Cassells Road, North Brunswick, Victoria
|Age at embarkation
|Next of kin
|Father, H Cook, 68 Cassels Road, North Brunswick, Victoria
|Rank on enlistment
|7th Battalion, A Company
|AWM Embarkation Roll number
|Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll
|Unit from Nominal Roll
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)
'Work between Vauvillers and Lihons on 9 August 1918.'
|Returned to Australia
'On 9th August 1918 during the attack on enemy positions between VAUVILLERS and LIHONS, Driver COOK was in charge of the pack mule of one of the attacking Companies. With great gallantry he hung on to the rear of his Company and under heavy Machine Gun and artillery fire accompanied his Company right through to the objective and delivered the ammunition in the trench. The pack mule was wounded in a number of places. Private COOK's skill and resource in taking cover from time to time during the long advance, and his disregard of personal injury, are worthy of much praise. COOK would have been quite justified in unloading in rear of his Company, but preferred to endeavour to do all in his power to assist and did so successfully.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109