Eric Henry COOK

  • POW number: 180
  • Name: COOK, Eric Henry
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 20
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Infantry
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: 1st Independent Company
  • Place of birth: Sydney
  • Place of capture: Keviang
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • POW number: 180
  • Name: COOK, Eric Henry
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 20
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Infantry
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: 1st Independent Company
  • Place of birth: Sydney
  • Place of capture: Keviang
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • Name: COOK, Eric Henry
  • Listed as: n/a
  • Age: 20
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Name: COOK, Eric Henry
  • Service number: VX48510
  • Presumed lost aboard the Montevideo Maru
  • Date of birth: 11-Nov-19
  • Service number: VX48510
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Date of birth: 11-Nov-19
  • Service number: VX48510
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Internee number: 180
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Place of capture: Keviang
  • Although this person's name does not appear on either the Japanese or the English list recently received by the National Archives of Australia. His service file indicates that his next of kin was notified of his death aboard the Montevideo Maru.
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This person can be viewed on the English list at page 9 and on the Japanese list at page 31.


Memories

  • I found Eric worked at Gleniffer Bellingen NSW. Thanks to Jim at Bellingen Museum who has included Eric in the Military History section. EHC 9/11/2014
  • Eric was my father Harold's brother and my namesake. Born in England he sailed for Sydney Australia aboard SS Orford on 24 February 1939. 9/11/2014

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