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HERBERT COOK

COOK, HERBERT 
RANK:   TROOPER        SERIAL NO:  71555
                                                 

UNIT:    MOUNTED RIFLE BRIGADE

BORN:   29/10/1893  - WAIPUKURAU, NEW ZEALAND        

DIED:     30/11/1918        
              
PLACE:  27th GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAIRO, EGYPT (PNEUMONIA) 

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:     
    
PARENTS:   John William and Mary COOK, WAIPUKURAU

SIBLINGS:   Thomas Albert COOK, DIED EGYPT 10/11/1916

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs M. COOK, (mother), Ruataniwha St, WAIPUKURAU

OCCUPATION:  CARRIER

EMPLOYER:   GREEN BROS, WAIPUKURAU

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   RUATANIWHA ST, WAIPUKURAU
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 10”        WEIGHT:     152lb        CHEST:   35”

COMP:   DARK       EYES:   BLUE          HAIR:   DARK BROWN 

EDUCATION:   

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  CAIRO BRITISH CEMETERY, 
                     GRAVE SECTION Q, GRAVE 140
 ENLISTED:   WAIPUKURAU            DATE:    10/10/1917

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    42nd 

MILITARY RECORD:
                      SERVED IN TERRITORIALS PRIOR TO ENLISTING
15/11/1917.  POSTED  TO ‘E’ COY, 35th REINFORCEMENTS, TRENTHAM.
10/10/1918.  DEPARTED NEW ZEALAND ON HMNZT 17 ‘MOERAKI’.
16/10/1918.  EMBARKED SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA ON ‘MALTA’.
21/11/1918.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT EX ‘MALTA’.
22/11/1918.  ADMITTED  GOVT. HOSPITAL, SUEZ.
22/11/1918.  REVERTED TO THE RANKS.
28/11/1918.  ADMITTED TO 27th GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAIRO
            (DANGEROUSLY ILL).
30/11/1918.  DIED OF DISEASE 27th GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAIRO
            (INFLUENZA, BRONCHIAL PNEUMONIA).  

 

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.