COOKE, Leonard Charles ( MC ).

Service Number –   882.

Rank –    2nd Lieutenant.

Unit / Division –   11th  Battalion.

Enlistment Date –   10  September  1914.

Address on Enlistment –   Spencer  Street  Bunbury,  W. A.

Occupation on Enlistment –   Labourer.

Next of Kin on Enlistment –   Father-  J. A. Cooke,  Cowcowing,  via  Korrelocking,  W. A.

 

Religion –   Methodist.

Embarkation Details –   From  Fremantle  on  2  November  1914  on  Transport  A11  “ Ascanius “.

KIA / Mortally Wounded –

Date –   7  October  1917.

Place –   Broodseinde,  Passchendaele,  Belgium.

Age at Death –   27.

Burial Location / Commemoration Details –   The  Ypres ( Menin  Gate ), Memorial,  Ieper,  West- Vlaanderen, ( Panel  17 ),  Belgium.

Panel Number, Roll of Honour (Australian War Memorial) –   61.

Awarded  MILITARY  CROSS  on  23  April  1917-  “ For  conspicuous  gallantry  and  courage  in  establishing  and  maintaining  communications,  materially  assisting  success  of  the  operation”.

Also  refer  “ Commonwealth  Gazette  No. 169  dated  4  October  1917”-  “ For  conspicuous  gallantry  and  devotion  to  duty  he  established  and  maintained  communications  under  very  heavy  fire  throughout  the  operations.  He  set  a  splendid  example   of  courage  and  determination”.

Date of London Gazette :-  18 June 1917.

Location in London Gazette:-  Page 6003,  Position 2.

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette :-  4 October 1917,

Location in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette :-  Page 2629,  Position 17.

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