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Ralph Thomas COOKE

Regimental number2616
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressSouth Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Cooke, 39 Alexandra Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets, Area 49A.
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 19 July 1915 - 22nd Bn 6th Reinforcements; taken on strength 7th Bn 24 February 1916.
FateKilled in Action 29 June 1916
Age at death19
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 6), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 7th Bn, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 31 March 1916.

Found guilty, 12 April 1916, of being absent from Tattoo Roll Call: awarded 2 days' detention.

Found guilty, La Creche, 26 April 1916, of being absent from afternoon parade, 25 April 1916: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Killed in action, 29 June 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOKE Ralph Thomas

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