THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
COOK Charles Frederick Denman
10/543, Lieutenant Colonel, 1 Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 4 June 1917, p5476
For distinguished Service in the field in France and Flanders

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 January 1916, p1207
In connection with the operations described in General Ian Hamilton’s despatch of 11 December 1915

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917, p 5429
For continuous devotion to duty and gallantry in the field.  He has been on active service since the outbreak of the war, filling many positions of importance, including the temporary command of a Battalion, and he has constantly discharged his duties in a most conscientious and efficient manner.  He has taken part in practically all the operations which the Division has been engaged, in Gallipoli and in France, and in action has always displayed keen judgement and the utmost coolness and bravery, especially during the period 21 September 1916 to 26 February 1917.


AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 1883, Christchurch, NZ
Died of spinal meningitis 2 May 1918, Netley Hospital, England
Buried in Reading, England