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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Sergeant William Robert Cook

1882
Born on the Isle of Wight, England
3/7/1915
Enlisted in the AIF, 9th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion, aged 33
17/12/1915
Appointed acting Lance Corporal
8/2/1916
Embarked from Melbourne aboard the HMAT A69 Warilda
Disembarked in England
21/6/1916
Embarked for France as an acting Corporal
31/7/1916
Joined the 22nd battalion in the field as a Private
5/8/1916
Wounded in action - gunshot and shell wound to both arms - severe
9/8/1916
Adsmitted to hospital in England
10/10/1916
Granted furlough
18/10/1916
Married Emma Heath
25/10/1916
Returned from furlough
21/12/1916 - 2/1/1917
AWOL - awarded 13 days detention and 27 days forfeiture of pay
23/3/1917
Transferred to the 68th Battalion
21/8/1917
Transferred to the 22nd Battalion
13/1/1918
Rejoined the 22nd Battalion in France
14/4/1918
Promoted to Lance Corporal
13/12/1918
Transferred to AIF Headquarters - France
2/1/1919
TOS AIF Headquarters - London
1/10/1919
Promoted to Extra Regimental Sergeant
31/3/1920
Embarked for Australia aboard the Wahehe
20/5/1920
Returned to Australia
27/9/1920
Discharged from the AIF
1949
Died in Bacchus Marsh, VIC, aged 67

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