Alfred Edward COOK

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COOK, Alfred Edward

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 19 October 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Plympton, South Australia , 4 April 1870
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Plympton Public School and Prince Alfred College
Occupation: Farmer/Butcher
Died: Died of wounds, Malta, 4 July 1915, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Grave XXV. 3. INSCRIPTION LOVED HUSBAND OF MARY FRANCES FATHER OF ETHEL ALLAN AND PETER
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Prospect Malta G.C. and the ANZACs - "The Nurse of the Mediterranean"
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Lieutenant, 4th Imperial Bushmen
1 Jan 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Captain, 8th Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Major, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Major, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
12 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, SN Officer, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Major, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shrapnel wound (left thorax)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 45 and the son of Alfred Peter and Rosina Maria Cook; husband of Mary Frances Cook, of Military Rd., Largs Bay, South Australia.