Leading Aircraftman Walter William COOK

Service No: 157233
Born: Holbrook NSW, 29 August 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 30 August 1944 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 5 Airfield Construction Squadron, Iwakuni, Japan
Died: Illness, Heidelberg VIC, 18 February 1947, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman Perry William and Amelia Myrtle Cook, of Woomargama, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Holbrook War Memorial Obelisk, Holbrook NSW

On 22 January 1947, Leading Aircraftman Cook, a Plant Operator, was diagnosed seriously ill with a cerebral tumour at Iwakuni, Japan, and repatriated to Australia on HMAS Kanimbla. He was admitted to No. 6 RAAF Hospital on l7 February 1947 and transferred to the Alfred Hospital Melbourne where he died on the 18 February 1947.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/1413
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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