Monday, September 26, 2016

Rupert Frederick Cork

Milton War MemorialSerial Number and Rank:  LIEUT
Birth:  3 Dec 1892 Buckeboura, 1893/23402 Moruya
Parents:  Frederick William Cork and Rhona Simmons
Enlisted:  November 1914
Service: 6th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement.
Joined the Light Horse April 1912; appointed 2nd Lieutenant October 1913. Enlisted 3 November 1914, 6th Light Horse Regiment. On 15 May 1915 proceeded to join MEF (Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) Gallipolli.
RTA 4 November 1915

To quote from the proceedings of a Medical Board:

Was at Anzac from May 20th to Sept. 19th. At the end of May he was knocked out by high explosive shell – unconscious for an hour – afterwards tremors and headache – resumed duty although nervous and tremors. The continuous shelling and strain then broke him down completely. Admitted to No. 2 General Hospital 25.9.15. Suffering as above, 1 stone below weight. Now improving slowly but head is still not clear. His memory not good and he tires very quickly.” Promoted to Lieutenant, he was “invalided to Australia” in November 1915, discharged and granted a pension. 

Rupert CorkHonour Rolls:  RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Primary School
Milton Methodist
Milton Methodist Flag
Brothers – Frank Richmond Cork & Albert Stanley Cork also served in WW1.

Became an Auctioneer and Commission Jan 1918, and advertised the fact he was a returned soldier of the 6th Light Horse AIF. Source: Ulladulla A & H Association Schedule 1918.

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