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John P. H. Cook

Private

5th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: Miss F. Trotman
  • Plaque: 3189

Additional Info

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Biography

John Percival Higgins Cook enlisted from Ballarat on 5th September 1914. He was posted to 46th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 1163. He was 18 years old, single, living in Ballarat East and working as a carpenter. He was evacuated from Gallipoli with shell shock, but then spent a great deal of time AWOL. during which time he was married in the UK. In all he was sentenced to 408 days detention before being returned to his unit in France. He was killed in action in the fighting around the Hindenburg Outpost Line, on 18th September 1918. He is buried in the Jeancourt Communal Cemetery in France.
Tree No. 3189

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour