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Phillip Everend COOK

Regimental number184
Place of birthBrunswick, Victoria
Address68 Cassells Road, North Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, H Cook, 68 Cassels Road, North Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work between Vauvillers and Lihons on 9 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918

Military Medal

'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
Date: 15 September 1919

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