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William Douglas Cook

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Douglas AWMM
  • Surname
    Cook AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Cookie AWMM
  • Service number
    11/230 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 October 1884 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Aug 1914 AWMM Eastwoodhill, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W. Cook (father), Head Office, B.N.Z., Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    11/230 AWMM
  • Military service
    Wellington College Cadets AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Aug 1914 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Sheep farmer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      July 1915 wounded at Gallipoli, losing part of his finger, recorded as self-inflicted AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Returned to active service February 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      September 1916 shell wound face, neck, left forearm AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Permanently blind in his right eye. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • In 1910 established a farm he called Eastwoodhill, he went on to plant trees, shrubs in a garden which was to become a "giant collection of Northern Hemisphere temperate climate zone trees in New Zealand". Eastwoodhill is now the national arboretum of New Zealand.

    At enlistment he listed his father as next of kin in Paihiatua and his mother of London, England.

    Transferred March 1916 to Artillery. Promoted to the rank of Bombardier September 1916. He was wounded again and left permanently blind in his right eye. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 April 1967 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    GisborneGisborne 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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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