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William Brett COOK

Regimental number741
Date of birth20 February 1882
Place of birthCranleigh England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRoughead Street, Leongatha, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs W B Cook, Roughead Street, Leongatha, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 4 August 1915


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 20 February 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Silver Medal (Awarded)

Consistent good work. Conspicuous for handling of gun teams at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916

Mention in Despatches

Consistent good work. Conspicuous leadership ability shown at Pozieres.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917

Silver Medal for Bravery (Montenegro)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

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