Thomas Cook

First Name: 
Thomas
Middle Name: 
Walter Linwood
Last Name: 
Cook
Alternate Spelling: 
Cooke
Date of Birth: 
Monday, March 19, 1888
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, October 12, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper
Rank at Discharge: 
Trooper
Unit: 
7th Light Horse Regiment
Company: 
Headquarters
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Thomas Cook (Service No 22) was born in London.  He attended Camperdown Public School in Sydney, and was later apprenticed to R. Bugden of Coraki, Richmond River, N.S.W.

At enlistment Thomas was married and nominated his wife, Kathleen Maude, as his next of kin.  He was 25 years old, worked as a butcher, and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W. 

Thomas embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire with 7th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters on 20th December 1914.

Thomas was wounded at Lone Pine, on the Gallipoli Penisula and returned to Australia in September 1915.

Thomas appears to have re-enlisted on 12th September 1918 (Service No 92111) spelling his name Cooke, and with additional middle names of Walter Linwood, neither of which appeared on his first enlistment papers.  At this 2nd enlistment he also named his wife as Catherine Maude Cooke.  All other personal details match his original enlistment information.  No details of service for this 2nd enlistment are provided in Thomas' file.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, COOKE T W L

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