My 1st cousin went to Australia before WW1, was in the Australian Expeditionary Force, married in UK after WW1 and returned to Australia, and has not been heard of since. We do know he had a daughter EDNA WINFRED COOK, who would be about 75 now, if she is still alive. But with a high probability she married is difficult to trace. Unfortunately we don't know which part of Australia they emigrated too. If anybody with local knowledge or access can give advice it would be appreciated. Below is all I know about my cousin. Lewis D. D. Hawley McCann Milton Keynes,Bucks,UK Searching for HAWLEY, BRADLEY & NIGHTINGALE in Bolton,Lancs, before 1940 McCANN, PARK & COOK in Lancs/Cheshire,1800 to 1999 HOLROYD in Leeds before 1881, MAURY in Leeds,YKS after 1875 SAW/ALLNUTT in Chinnor,OXN before 1800 http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=lmccannhttp://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=lmccann
1. HENRY GRAYSON COOK son of JAMES HENRY ,son of THOMAS, son of THOMAS,son of JOHN) was born Abt. 1894 in England, and died Aft 1933 in Australia. He married LILY G 'COOK' Abt. 1920 in London. She was born Abt. 1892, and died Aft 1933 in Australia. 11Jan 1915 Enlisted in Australian Imperial Force, #2713 at Oaklands (area of Adelaide),S Australia, aged 20 years, 6 months. 23 June 1915,Embarked for active service abroad. 27 March 1916, Joined BEF at Alexandra,Egypt. April 1916 arrived Marseilles,France. 16 Oct 1916 Joined 3rd Field Ambulance. 27 July 1917 AWOL 11 March 1920 Returned, forfeit pay 1917 to 1920. 8 June 1920 Returned to Australia with WIFE on Hororatia. 7 August 1920 Discharged from AIF at Adelaide. Received 1914/15 Star on 25 /1/1921 at Tungatta,( a homestead locatedSE of Elliston at 33deg 46'S 135deg 7'E);British War Medal & Victory Medal received on 29/7/1923 at Three Lakes,Elliston,South Australia,(a homestead located on coast of Great Australian Bight abt 240 miles WNW of Adelaide, at 33deg 35'S 134deg 53'E) 5 Jan 1933, South Australian Soldiers Fund ,Adelaide requested his service file.
Child of HENRY COOK and LILY 'COOK' is: i.EDNA WINFRED COOK, b. Abt. 1925; d. Abt 2000