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Ernest John Marshall Cook

Studio portrait, (front) (Egypt, ca. December 1914) (Collections of the Auckland Museum) - No known copyright restrictions

Studio portrait, (front) (Egypt, ca. December 1914) (Collections of the Auckland Museum) - No known …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest John Marshall AWMM
  • Surname
    Cook AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ernie AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/64 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 May 1891 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 11 August 1914 AWMM Piriaka, King Country, New Zealand AWMM
    • Piriaka is a small settlement some 11 km South of Taumarunui on State Highway 4. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 22 October 2020 - research
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C.J. Ryan (guardian / sister), 29 Rose Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/64 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Artillery and C Company, 3rd Regiment AWMM
    • Volunteer with No 2, Garrison Artillery AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 11 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Timber Mill Worker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 8 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 2 pounds AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ernest Cook was the son of Mr Robert George and Mary Cook, who lived on Arch Hill, Auckland and later at 6 Belmont Terrace, Remuera, Auckland.

    Two brothers Ernest John Marshall Cook (12/64) kia and Herbert Fane Cook (25/734) served in WW1.

    Before the war Ernest worked as a timber miller with Stevens and McPherson in Piriaka, the King Country.

    His medals were sent to his father and the scroll and parchment to his sister who was also named guardian, Mrs C.J. Ryan of Ponsonby. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    28 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Wayside Cross, Morero Terrace, Taumarunui, King County, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 22 October 2020 - research

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27 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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