The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Silas Cook|
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.
Name of Descendant: Helen Watt, Maroochydore QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter