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Leonard Glendower Hunt Cooke

Portrait (Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II. 2002) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II. 2002) - This image may be subject to cop …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Leonard Glendower Hunt AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    28679 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Sep 1940 AWMM C/o Bank of New South Wales, Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mildred May Cooke (mother), 33 Kamo Road, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Western Desert AWMM
    • Tunisia AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    28679 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Sep 1940 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Bank officer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Leonard Cooke was the son of Leonard and Mildred May Cooke, of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

    Youngest son of Mr and Mrs L Cooke of Kamo Road, Whangarei. Born at Kalgoolie, Western Australia, he came to NZ with his parents and was educated at Kaiti School, Gisborne and Whangarei High School. He was a member of the First XV and Second XI, and took a keen interest in all sports.

    He joined the staff of North Auckland Co-op Ltd. Before enlistment, was employed at the Bank of New South Wales, Auckland.

    Two sons, brothers served in WW2: Leonard Glendower Hunt Cooke (28679) and Sergeant E.L. Cooke was wounded at Sidi Rezegh and was invalided home. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    5 April 1944 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cassino War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VI. G. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2608628
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 75 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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