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Wesley John COOKE

Regimental number7097
Place of birthBunbury, Western Australia
SchoolBunbury State School, Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressCowcowing, Korrelocking, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Henry Cooke, Cowcowing, Korrelocking, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 March 1918
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDoullens Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emily COOKE, Cowcowing, Western Australia. Native of Bunbury, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: [882] Lt Leonard Charles COOKE MC, 11th Bn, killed in action, 7 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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