William Arthur COOKE

Badge Number: 24858, Sub Branch: Mt Gambier

COOKE, William Arthur

Service Number: 1645
Enlisted: 21 February 1916, 2nd Reinforcements
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Casterton, Glenelg - Victoria, Australia, March 1892
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 49 (?) years old DoD from RSL Membership card - based on death notice. Age inferred from Svc Record, Mount Gambier, 31 July 1941
Cemetery: Mount Gambier Lake Terrace Cemetery
Memorials: Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1645, 48th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1645, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
29 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1645, 48th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
Date unknown: Wounded SN 1645, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins


William Arthur Cooke had been born in Casterton in Vicoria in March 1892 (ex service record) 

By 1916 he was living in Mt Gambier and was married to Sarah Maude Cooke and resident at Francis St Mount Gambier.  Occupation listed as Labourer.


Enlistment profile;

Feb 16

5 feet 6 inches tall

dark complexion

Blue grey eyes 

Dark brown hair


He is recorded in RSL MT Gambier Membership cards as having passed away 31 July 1941