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William Allen Cooke

Addington Railway Workshops, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch. Dedication: Addington Workshops members of staff, who made the supreme sacrifice, 1939-1945. (Photo G.A. Fortune 2004) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Addington Railway Workshops, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch. Dedication: Addington Workshops …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Allen AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooke AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    61230 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
    Unknown AWMM 256 Wilson's Road, Opawa, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.M. Cooke (mother), 256 Wilson's Road, Opawa, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    61230 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Cooke was the son of William Frederick Cooke, and of Ethel Maude Cooke (nee Paterson), of Wellington, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya AWMM 6. K. 5. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Addington Railway Workshops, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch, New Zealand 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/2096398
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    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 76 AWMM
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