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William Cook

Name on Board W Cook
Name on Service
William  Cook
Enlistment Age 21
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Vernon Cook (Grace Rebecca Vernon, nee Cook)
Address 146 Osborne St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 12/07/1915
Service No. 3014
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 29/09/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT RMS Osterley
Unit on Embarkation 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 23/03/1917
Unit on Death 15th Australian Machine Gun Company
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Bamety, near Cambrai (no known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Additional Information William Cook's parents both died in 1912 and he lived with his sister, Grace Rebecca Vernon (nee Cook), her husband and their infant children. William Cook's great nephew informed us that the name of William Cook's sister was incorrectly recorded on his attestation papers as Vernon Cook.
Additional References Bob Vernon, email dated 5 October 2015.
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