Henry Cook STARK

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STARK, Henry Cook

Service Number: 8
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 21 October 1894
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: North Toowoomba State School & Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli landing), Egypt, 22 May 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, No.36 Prosperity Tent Independent Order of Rechabites, Toowoomba HR1
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 8, 9th Infantry Battalion, Toowoomba, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 8, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 8, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Omrah, Brisbane
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 8, 9th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

"Henry Cook Stark, of Toowoomba, Qld, enlisted on 24 August 1914 as a Private in the 9th Battalion with the regimental number 8. Pte Stark embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Omrah on 24 September 1914. He died of wounds on 22 May 1915, after being wounded at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, aged 20. He was one of four brothers who enlisted and served in the First World War, his brother 387 Sergeant (Sgt) James Leslie Stark was also killed." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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