Claude Stephenson (Chum) COOK MM

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COOK, Claude Stephenson

Service Numbers: 3506, NX72427
Enlisted: 28 September 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/5th Ordnance Stores Company
Born: St Marys, New South Wales, 20 November 1896
Home Town: Hornsby, Hornsby Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway Guard
Died: War related illness, New South Wales, 27 November 1943, aged 47 years
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3506, Holsworthy, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3506, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3506, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3506, 56th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
1 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Polygon Wood, Recommended for the DCM, awarded the MM
24 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3506, 56th Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, Gas
29 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3506, 56th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN NX72427
1 Apr 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX72427, Paddington, New South Wales
24 Mar 1943: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX72427, 2nd/5th Ordnance Stores Company

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Biography contributed by Lorna Cook

"COOK.- November 27, 1943, at Royal North Shore Hospital, Claude Stephenson Cook (late 1st and 2nd A.I.F.), beloved husband of Mary Ann Cook and loved father of Thomas, Lorna, Terry, Teddy, and Colin, aged 47 years." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 29 Nov 1942 (nla.gov.au)