John COOLING

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COOLING, John

Service Number: 379
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Delgany, Wyngate, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1891
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: National School, Bray, Ireland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Special Memorial, Row C, Grave 22 Headstone inscription reads: Their glory shall not be blotted out
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 379, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 379, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 379, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 379, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Actual dating of wounding is uncertain but sometime between 25-30 April 1915.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Son of John and Sarah Cooling of Wyngate, Ireland. Next of kin given as his brother Richard Cooling of Wyngate Brae, County Wicklow, Ireland

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

His calling was a Groom and Huntsman