Private William Barry Cook served with the 59th battalion- Canadian Expeditionary Forces during WW1. He is entitled the the british War Medal and his enlistment number was 454702.
He was born on February 10th, 1872 in Military Headquarters of Western India
1911 Canadian census : Living at 185 Prescott with Agnes Scott. He had two daughter Gladys (3) and Nora (1)
June 24th, 1915 : He enlisted as a private in Smith Falls, Ontario. He had four sons who were age 18, 15, 5 and 6
Religion : Church of England Status : married Height : 5′ 6″
Eyes : brown Hair : dark Weight : 151 lbs Trade : plasterer
Name of his wife : Agnes Ann Cook Address : 185 Prescott avenue, Toronto
On his enlistment paper he stated that he had 14 years of service with the Royal Engineers. According to his discharge paper, he was entitled to the Queen South Africa Medal, India General Service medal 1856 clasp Hazara 1891, India General Service clasps Chitral 1895 and Tirah 1897 and the Egypt medal 1898. I did research this gentleman and he is not on the medals roll for the Sudan campaign with Royal Engineer .
August 25th : He sailed from Montreal on SS Scandinavian. Arrived in England on September 5th
September 5th : He transferred to the 39th battalion
October 8th : He was promoted to acting-corporal
April 10th, 1916 : He was admitted to Moore’s Barracks
September 2nd : He was discharged to Canada and sailed to Canada on September 5th
October 2nd : Discharged in Québec
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Private William Barry Cook British War Medal