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Private Silas Cook

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Silas Cook

Ancestor's date of birth: 23/11/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 18/10/1950

Cause of Death: Myocardial Degeneration

Service Number: 194

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 1st New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not available

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

Murray Page: 68

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: Southern Cross, Date of Sailing: 17/01/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with 5 clasps

Personal Characteristics: Brother of Private Frederick Cook NSWIB.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Served at Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill and Wittebergen. Wounded in battle and invalided home. Arrived back in Sydney 6 March 1901.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Haroldene Agnes Charlotte Robins 12 April 1902 at Surry Hills, New South Wales. At the time he was a School Teacher at Wahroonga. Later on he would become a Salesman and heavily involved in politics.

Descendant Details

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

 


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