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Richard Edward Cook

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South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay who served in the Sth African War 1899-1902". Image kindly provided by Paul Baker (December 2008). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

South African War Memorial, on a wall near RSA entranceway, Gisborne. "Volunteers from Poverty Bay w …

Identity

  • Title
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    Richard Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Cook AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    7283 AWMM
  • Gender
    • Male AWMM
    • Male Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    • 7 September 1878 Noel Smith Research Project
    • 1878 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1878 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - BMD NZ records
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - BMD NZ records
  • Birth notes
    son of Richard John & Harriet Sophia COOK Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - BMD NZ records
  • Address before enlistment
    c/- M Kaingston, Ngatapa, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    Shepherd Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Father - Richard John Cook of Makauri Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    Single
    1904 - married Ethel Ferguson Breingan Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Transvaal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Mounted Rifles Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Service number
    7283 AWMM
  • Military service
    • 9th NZ Contingent Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
    • 1902 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
    • North Island Regiment - G Squadron Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1902 SA War Medal & Clasp Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Shepherd at Makauri, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    23 yrs 5 mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Father was named Richard John Cook. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    18 September 1951 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
    19 September 1951 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    73 Yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taruheru Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Block: 22; Plot # 78; Warrant # 6908 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Gisborne Cemetery Records
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Gisborne's SA Boer War Memorial - refer to attached document "Gisborne Boys in the SA Boer War" Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 12 July 2015 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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04 August 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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