2022 Private (Bandsman) James Leonard Cooke.

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1/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the London Gazette of 15 September 1915.

Mentioned in Despatches in the London Gazette of 5 November 1915.

Cooke was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The citation for his D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads: - "For conspicuous gallantry on 25 May, 1915, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, when, as a stretcher bearer, he was engaged in assisting the wounded under heavy fire. He was himself wounded whilst doing so."

The Burnley Express of 18 September 1915 reported, report to be added!

The Burnley Express of 21 November 1923 reported, report to be added!