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Cecil A. Cook

Lance Sergeant

39th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: B. Guy
  • Plaque: 2281

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Born in Ballarat, Victoria and a Cook by Occupation, Arthur Cecil Cook was 18 years and single when enlisted on the 21st of March 1916 in the 39th Battalion, A Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 80, and was listed as returned to Australia on the 12th of June 1919. Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on the 27th of May 1916. Promoted acting Corporal from the 22nd of July 1916; promoted corporal on the 19th of August 1916; Corporal wounded in action, France on the 9th of June 1917. L/Sergeant on the 15th of April 1919. Embarked returned to Australia on the 12th of June 1919. Recommendations (Medals and Awards) Special Mention in Sir Douglas Haigs Despatches Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918). Recommendation date: 3 March 1918. War service: Western Front Tree No. 2281

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour