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Kenneth Cooke

Identity

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    Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooke AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
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Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Son of Albert Victor and Amelia Jane Cooke of Oamaru, Otago

    The Fort Mumford was torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I 27 (Commanded by Fukumura) in the Indian Ocean about 500 miles north west of Ceylon in position 10 north 71 east whitely on maiden voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia for Lyttelton, New Zealand and then on to Suez and Alexandria via Colombo and Aden. The ship carried 6649 tons of military stores. The Master, Captain John H R Smith, OBE, and crew of 45 and 4 gunners, were lost. The sole survivor, Gunner H Bailey, was rescued by an Arab Dhow and landed at Mikindani, Tanganyika AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    20 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 20 AWMM
    Indian Ocean AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, London, England AWMM
    • Waitaki Boys' High School Roll of Honour WWII 1939-45 AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Lloyd's war losses : the Second World War. (1989-). (Vols. 1-2). London, England: Lloyd's of London Press. AWMM
    • Tennent, A. (2001). British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines 1939-45. Gloucestershire, England: Sutton Publishing. AWMM
    • Rohwer, J. (1999). Axis Submarine Successes of World War Two. London, England: Greenhill Books. AWMM
    • Sharpe, P. (1998). U-boat fact file, 1935-1945. Earl Shilton, England: Midland Publishing. AWMM
    • Jones, G. P. (1975). Under three flags : the story of Nordmark and the armed supply-ships of the German navy. London, England: Corgi. AWMM
    • Lord, W. (1982). The miracle of Dunkirk. London, England: Allen Lane. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Plummer, R. (1990). The ships that saved an army : a comprehensive record of the 1,300 "little ships" of Dunkirk. Northamptonshire, England: P. Stephens. AWMM
    • British merchant vessels lost or damaged by enemy action during Second World War, 3rd September 1939 to 2nd September 1945 AWMM
    • Hague, A. (2000). The allied convoy system, 1939-1945 : its organization, defence and operation. St Catharines, Ont.: Vanwell. AWMM
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