PrivateCOOKE, THOMAS

Service Number 3055

Died 28/07/1916

Aged 35

8th Bn.
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

V C

Native of New Zealand.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 8th Sept., 1916, records the following

"For most conspicuous bravery. After a Lewis gun had been disabled, he was ordered to take his gun and gun-team to a dangerous part of the line. Here he did fine work, but came under very heavy fire, with the result that finally he was the only man left. He still stuck to his post, and continued to fire his gun. When assistance was sent he was found dead beside his gun. He set a splendid example of determination and devotion to duty."

Commemorated at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

Location: Somme, France
Number of casualties: 10821


Memorial details

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