COOKE, Robert Randall

Service Number: 1065
Rank: Not known
Enlistment Unit: 26th Battalion
Transferred Unit: 7th Machine Gun Company
Date of Enlistment: 12 April 1915
Enlistment Age: 23 years 4 months
Fate of person: Killed in action

Biographical Details

Robert had been apprenticed at Coogans but on his enlistment at Ulverstone in April 1915 he described himself as a labourer, 5 foot 6 inches tall and 9 stone 13 lbs in weight. The family home was at 8 Balaclava Street and before the war Robert had been a prominent member of the Launceston Harriers Club. After arriving in Egypt and undergoing further training he saw active service in Gallipoli before being sent to France where he joined the 7th Brigade, machine gun company. He was killed in action on 3 March 1917 and is buried at Warlencaurt cemetery.

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