Private Peter Garnett Cook

Service number 1079
Birth Date 1900-07
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Eungai
Death Date 1917-06-07
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 36th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Peter Garnett (1079, 36th Battalion) was born around July of 1900 in Eungai, NSW. He was working as a labourer when he enlisted in February 1916. Peter was killed in action on 7 June 1917 during the battle of Messines and is buried in the Strand Military Cemetery, Pooegsteert, Belgium. He was 17 years 11 months of age. Peter's brother, Private James Wesley Cook (1206, 13th Battalion) was also killed in action at Messines only 9 days later. Two other brothers also served, Lance Corporal Silas henry Cook (3732, 1st Machine Gun Battalion) and Private George Magnus Cook (3733, 1st Battalion).



Date of birth 1900-07
Date of enlistment 05 February 1916
Date of embarkation 13 May 1916
Date of death 07 June 1917
Date of fate 07 June 1917