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Natal Police 7 months 3 weeks ago #48916

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Natal Police 5 months 6 days ago #50784

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The group to G W Cooke, Natal Police, curently on sale on BidorBuy.


QSA (5) Nat CC OFS Tr 01(Trooper GW Cooke 1597, NATAL POLICE)
1906 Natal Medal awarded to Trooper GW Cooke, NATAL POLICE - with 1906 clasp
WWI 1914-15 Star/War/Victor Medals awarded to Rifleman GW Cooke, 3rd South African Mounted Regiment
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal awarded to 1153 Rifleman GW Cooke, South African Mounted Regiment

COOKE George William. Born Manchester, England, 14.8.1874. Enlisted (Pietermaritzburg) 20.2.96. Trooper, Natal Police (No1598). First class-Trooper 20.2.97. On 18.11.97 he was awarded fourteen days confined-to-barracks for insubordination and being absent from camp. Anglo-Boer War; Mobilized 11.10.99. Operations in Natal. On 20.10.99 he was admonished for being absent from roll call. Discharged 29.3.01. Enlisted 30.3.01. Trooper, 1st Kitchener's Fighting Scouts (No1219). Operations in the Cape Colony. Transferred to 2nd Kitchener's Fighting Scouts 29.4.01. Operations in the Northern Transvaal and Orange Free State. Discharged 8.8.01. Re-Enlisted Natal Police. First class-Trooper. Bambatha (Zulu) Rebellion 1906. On 20.12.06 he recieved a fine for being absent from roll call. Re-attested for three years on 20.8.11. 'G' District (Ndwedwe). Trooper, South African Mounted Rifles. 1914-18; Rifleman, South African Mounted Rifles. German South West Africa operations. Awarded the Permanent Forces of the Empire Beyond the Seas, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (GV) (Issued 1938). Discharged 21.1.16. Resided in Blackpool, England. Next-of-kin resided Manchester, England. The LS&GC medal was issued on 13 June 1938. Trooper George William Cooke enlisted with the Natal Police on 20 February 1896. He was discharged on 29 March 1901 but soon rejoined and finally retired on 21 January 1916. In his application for his LS&GC medal written in 1938 from Blackpool, England he states that "Through my disablement in my right hand I have neglected to write for my Medals for Long Service"
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