DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, E.VII.R. ‘88540 CORPL: W. COOKNEY. R.A.’
D.C.M. London Gazette 31 October 1902: ‘Corporal W. Cookney, “Pom-Poms” Royal Artillery.’
M.I.D. London Gazette 29 July 1902, Kitchener’s final despatch of 26 March 1902, as Corporal in “Pom-Poms”.
William Cookney was born at Bermondsey, London, and served in the Royal Artillery from 19 January 1892 to 18 January 1904. He served in India from December 1892 to December 1897, and was wounded in the right cheek whilst on duty in India on 8 September 1897. He served in South Africa from October 1899 to August 1902 and is entitled to the Q.S.A. with 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal, and the K.S.A. with 2 clasps but not the India General Service Medal.
Condition GVF. Sold with copy service papers, D.C.M./M.I.D. confirmation and old collectors notes.