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Charles Edward COOKSON

Regimental number6981
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWharf labourer
Address520 O'Shannassy Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Cookson, 25 Highett Street, West Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date14 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 14 September 1916 - 5th Bn 23rd Reinforcements; taken on strength 5th Bn 12 May 1917.
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Belgium
Age at death43
Place of burialMENIN (Panel 7)
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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