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Cook A W   Pte  512

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Cook A W    Pte    512    Andrew William        29 Inf Bn    26    Flour miller    Single    C of E        

Address:    Kensington, Smith St, 66    

Next of Kin:    Cook, John, father, 66 Smith St, Kensington    

Enlisted:    7 Apr 1915        

Embarked:     A11 Ascanius 10 Nov 1915    

Awards:  Military Medal


Mr. and Mrs. Cook, Smith street, Kensington, have received word that their son, Sgt. A. W. Cook, has been awarded the Military Medal. He enlisted in July, 1915,  and has been wounded on two occasions.


ROLL OF HONOUR. (1918, August 22). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 10, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74606932


Sergeant Andrew William COOK

On the night 1st/2nd May, 1918, he was a member of a raiding party, and displayed great gallantry and deevotion to duty. After two enemy posts had been driven back to the main line, he stood at the enemy wire and engaged an enemy machine gun with bombs, thus preventing the gun from firing, and covering the withdrawal of the raiding party with their wounded.  He remained there until wounded in the hand.

This raid took place immediately E of SAILLY-LE-SEC Sheet 62D J35D
Strength of party 2 off 30 ORs.


Recommendation for Military Medal




War Service Commemorated

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded                

Regimental Register

Flemington Branch Australian Natives Association (ANA)

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