Percy Goude COOKE

Regimental number2568
Place of birthMackay Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSawyers axeman
AddressSouth Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mr Ellen Eliza Cooke, South Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 27 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 6 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'Acted as Company messenger during operations north west of POZIERES from 5th August, 1916, until 11th August, 1916, and showed wonderful dash and courage throughout. After being wounded he still carried on his duties; on two occasions he went out from an exposed flank under enemy machine gun fire and collected men who had lost touch and continued to carry on until ordered from the field by his Company Commander to have his wounds dressed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

MM Bar

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38
Date: 29 April 1920

Date of death28 October 1966