Ralph Thomas COOKE

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COOKE, Ralph Thomas

Service Numbers: 2616, 2616B
Enlisted: 19 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Home Town: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed In Action, Messines, Belgium, 29 June 1916
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
Plot 1, Row B, Grave 6 Rev. J. Hearne officiated, Berks Cemetery Extension, Wallonie, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2616, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2616, 22nd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2616, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
29 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2616B, 7th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alexander and Catherine Cooke of 39 Alexandra Street, South Yarra, Victoria

24 February 1916 -  transferred from the 22nd Battalion to the 7th Battalion with the rank of Private and was allocated 'B' after his service number now 2616B

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

Also served in the Senior Cadets for 2 Years