|1. Document:||New Zealand WW1 Masonic List||N.Z.|
Awards & Titles:
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Canterbury Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F.|
|Action : War Survivor|
Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.
7/635 Quartermaster SergeantThomas Cook, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
His service is commemorated on the Auckland Museum Online Cenotaph.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Charity No. 563 E.C.||Punjab|
23rd December 1907
20th January 1908
17th February 1908
Thomas was a Sergeant in Umballa when initiated into Lodge of Charity in 1907. It seems that at the end of his time in India that he resigned (31.3.11), but no reference to any other Lodge, particularly in New Zealand.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley