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Theodore Malcolm COOKE

Regimental number18917
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressParkside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs E Slater, 42 St Anns Place, Parkside, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 9 months in the Army Pay Corps, Home Service.
Enlistment date2 January 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Australian General Hospital, 1917 Egypt Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/101/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 31 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Wiltshire', 31 August 1917; disembarked Suez, 5 October 1917; marched into Details Camp, Moascar, 5 October 1917; allotted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 11 October 1917.

Found guilty, 29 November1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline: awarded 8 days' Field Punishment No. 2; rejoined 14th Australian General Hospital for field punishment compound, 6 December 1917. Struck off strength of 14th Australian General Hospital, Pt. Said, 12 February 1918, and transferred to Australian Camel Field Ambulance; taken on strength, Rafa, 15 February 1918.

Admitted sick to hospital, Surafend,12 June 1918 (malaria); discharged to unit, 20 June 1918. Admitted to 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Dumar, 5 October 1918 (not yet determined); discharged to unit, 11 October 1918. Admitted to 5th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 24 February 1918; discharged to unit, 27 February 1918; attached for duty with Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, Cairo, 9 May 1919.

Found guilty, 27 May 1919, of neglecting to comply with an order in that he at Cairo on 26 May was not in possession of a pass: sentenced to forfeit 2 days' pay.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 June 1919 (pyrexia).

Embarked Suez on HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked 4th Military District, 23 August 1919. Discharged Adelaide, 22 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOKE Theodore Malcolm

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