04 June 2011

John Cooke

NX32195 John William Cooke lived a life that made finding his family very difficult. He married young but the marriage didn't last. During WWII he was a POW at Changi and married again when he returned to Australia. Unfortunately, his second wife died in 1954. He married again to a widow who had several children of her own. John never fully recovered from his experiences in Changi and  was never able to eat a whole meal right up until his death.
These medals are from the NSW RSL box and the returned medal tally is now 889.

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