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William Lempriere COOKE

Regimental number607
Date of birth25 April 1892
Place of birthHamilton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressClondusse, Flinders, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, C T Cooke, Flinders, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF4
Promotion date: 9 November 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF4
Promotion date: 28 January 1916

Temporary CAPT


Unit: INF4
Promotion date: 18 October 1916

Captain


Unit: INF4
Promotion date: 18 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Gallantry and good services at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 1 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during a night action, when he, with great determination, brought three machine guns into the front firing line, and then recovered a gun belonging to another unit which had been lost.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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