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George Dickson COOK

Regimental number805
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationElectrician
AddressToowong, Warragul Road, Oakleigh
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr Cook, Toowong, Warragul Road, Oakleigh
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Medaille Militaire (Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded)


Recommendation date: 19 November 1915

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 6-8 August 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Third Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuos gallantry. He went out under heavy shell fire, and re-established communication when telephone wires were cut. He was seriously wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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