Harold Owen COOK


COOK, Harold Owen

Service Number: 30
Enlisted: 1 April 1915, Emerald, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stanwell, Queensland, Australia, July 1885
Home Town: Emerald, Central Highlands, Queensland
Schooling: Stanwell State School
Occupation: Railway gaurd
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Emerald War Memorial, Gracemere Roll of Honour, Kabra Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 30, Emerald, Queensland
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 30, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 30, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 30, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 30, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...30 Corporal Harold Owen Cook, 26th Battalion, of Rockhampton, Qld. A railway guard prior to enlistment, Pte Cook embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 25 May 1915. He arrived at Gallipoli in September 1915 and remained until the evacuation in December. In March 1916 Pte Cook arrived in France for service on the Western Front and in June he was appointed Temporary Corporal. Corporal Cook was killed in action at Pozieres, France, on 5 August 1916. He was 31 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)