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Cecil P Cooke

Cambridge University Boat Club (UK)

1905 - APS Head of the River, Geelong Grammar, six seat - Unplaced

1906 - APS Head of the River, Geelong Grammar, stroke (and Captain of Boats) - Unplaced

1910 - The Boat Race, Cambridge, four seat - Second

Cecil Pybus Cooke learned his rowing whilst at school and maintained it when he studied at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

He stayed in England and joined The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry) and gained the rank of Second Lieutenant. He died in WWI on 22nd August 1917. (War record reference is WO 339/85543)

Andrew Guerin
June 2021

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