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Cooke, Harry (55124)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC

Age: 19 years

Enlistment Details: Friday, 5 April 1918 – Port Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 55124            view online service record

77 Gladstone Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
William Cooke (father)
Lower Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 5 June 1918
Ship: RMS Orontes
Port: Sydney, NSW
Unit: 5th (Vic) Reinforcements

Discharged: Saturday, 1 February 1919

Harry was sick after embarkation and had to leave the Orontes in Wellington, NZ. He returned to Australia and finally set sail for the front onboard the Boonah from Adelaide on 22 October 1918 as part of the 14th (Vic) Reinforcments only for the ship to be recalled around 21 December 1918.


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 2, 2016 10.04 am 0Likes

    Second World War : Born 30 November, 1898, enlisted unknown, served 262681, Flight Lieutenant, 299 Flight, RAAF, locality of enlistment unknown, Attested unknown, NOK Muriel COOKE, Discharged 30 October, 1945

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