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Private Frederick Cook

Ancestor Details

Acsestor's Name: Frederick Cook

Ancestor's date of birth: 1868

Ancestor's date of death: 10/08/1948

Cause of Death: Age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Blacksmith

Service Number: 893

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Millthorpe

Unit: 'D' Company NSW Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 99

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: He was the brother of Silas Cook, Trooper, #194, D Squadron, 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War:Returned to Australia: 17 July 1901 on the Orient. Was a blacksmith at Bellingen.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Helen Watt, Maroochydore QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece

 


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