Private David Charles Trainer

Service number 3066
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Footscray
Death Date 1916-07-19
Death Place France
Also known as David Charles Cook
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 60th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 60th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private David Charles Trainer (3066, 60th Battalion) was a grocer from Footscray, Victoria. He enlisted under the name of David Charles Cook. David was killed in action at the battle of Fromelles 2 days before his 17th birthday. His father later wrote that he tried to stop David from enlisting, but David enlisted anyway without his consent. He also wrote that David had said he was going even if he had to walk to Sydney. David is commemorated at the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France.



Date of enlistment 16 August 1915
Date of embarkation 26 November 1915
Date of death 19 July 1916
Date of fate 19 July 1916