Gordon Brian Cook 29 October 1930 - 26 May 1952 Key details Contribute › Service number33004 AWMM Also known as ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeCorporal AWMMRoyal New Zealand Armoured Corps AWMM WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malay … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGordon Brian AWMM SurnameCook AWMM Ingoa Also known as Service number33004 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth29 October 1930 AWMM Place of birth Birth notes Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentRegular soldier AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkationMrs E.M. Cook (mother)HastingsNew Zealand AWMM Relationship status Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarKorean War, 1950-1953 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number33004 AWMM Military unitsRegular Force 1948-52 AWMM Military serviceRegular Force 1948-52 AWMM Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training Enlistment Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation body Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankCorporal AWMMRoyal New Zealand Armoured Corps AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Served with Regular Force 1948-52Served with Kayforce 1951-52"At dawn the Centurions would pull back off the hill. To stay in position in daylight would be to draw enemy artillery fire--not such a problem to the tank crews in the relative safety of their steel cocoons but greatly resented by the surrounding infantry, crouching in slit trenches. The New Zealanders faced similar dangers when they were outside their tanks, of course, and it was during a heavy bombardment of the 28 Brigade area in May 1952 that they suffered their only fatal casualty. Corporal G.B. Cook was one of two men killed and six wounded by more than a hundred enemy shells which landed in their squadron's headquarters area." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, pp. 274-75) AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death21 AWMM Date of death26 May 1952 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathKorea AWMM Death notesKorea AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameUnited Nations CemeteryPusanKorea AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumHall of Memories. KoreaMalaya-Borneo. AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryCorporal Gordon Brian Cook, of the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps, who was serving with the 5th Dragoon Guards, has died from wounds received in Korea. His mother is Mrs E.M. Cook, of Hastings.Corporal Cook was one of 55 regular soldiers at present serving in Korea. He was serving with the 5th Dragoon Guards, which is equipped with Centurion tanks. (NZ Herald, 29 May 1952, p. 8) AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Gordon Brian Cook by laying a poppy. George Wood Cook Gordon Cook Gordon Brian Cook Graham Walker Cook Harold Cook Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Gordon Brian Cook Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksNew Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-warFurther Reference DocumentsMcGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMMpp. 275, 371, 401. AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMObituary: NZ Herald, 29 May 1952, p. 8. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.