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John Doughty COOKSON

Regimental number1854
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAble seaman
Addressc/o F Barry, Railway Camp, Enfield Park, Enfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Cookson, Midland Cottage, Rosegreen Road, St George, Bristol, England
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll59949
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 August 1916

FateDischarged 3 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 589/59949 Company Sergeant Major John Doughty COOKSON DCM, 56th Bn, discharged, 3 September 1919.
Date of death19 January 1969
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery

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