Surname: Cook
Christian Names: Daryll John
Country: Australia
State or Province: NSW
City or Town: Burrill Lake
Service: Nil
Case Notes:

Darryl John Cook - Burrill Lake, New South Wales

Daryll John Cook a Journalist of Burrill Lake, New South Wales (NSW) has been making a fool of himself around his patch for a lot of years

He likes a drink at the Shoalhaven NSW, Returned Services League and he likes to march on ANZAC Day and any other day of Commemoration, as well as making innuendo about his "service in Vietnam". The problem is that Cook has never served in the Australian Armed Forces.



We hold Statutory Declarations declaring that in the black and white photo one of the medals worn by Cook  is the National Servicemen's Commemorative medal. One of the Statutory Declarations goes on to say that when Cook was asked about his entitlement to wear the medal he said "I will throw the f*****g thing in the river".

In the colour photo Cook is wearing a Centenary Medal, the Australian Sports Medal and the Australian Defence Medal (ADM) together with a Citizens Military Forces (CMF) Badge. We are reliably advised that Cook knows how to “blind side” politicians and have them scribble a signature on applications that enabled him to be awarded the Centenary and Sports Medals. Careless politicians are as much a nuisance as wannabes and there are a couple of red faced politicians in Cook's area.

To wear the ADM you must have actually served in the Defence Force and physically earned the medal. It is awarded tocurrent and former Australian Defence Force personnel who completed an initial enlistment period, or four years service, whichever was the lesser.  Despite Cook’s wearing of the ADM and the CMF badge, he has never served in the Australian Defence Force. We requested a Defence File search and below is the answer:

Dear Ms xxxxxxxx


I submitted a request to CARO for a service record using the information below. Their response was that they could not identify a relevant service record.

Name: Daryll John Cook

Born 20/5/1944, served CMF NSW in early 1960s

For a definitive answer as to whether or not this person has a service record, please contact the Department of Defence directly.


Reference & Information Services
National Archives of Australia, Melbourne


Shown below is an application signed by Cook to join the National Servicemen’s Association in his area. Notice that he has stated that he served with the CMF from 1960 to 1962 with “4 RNSW Bat (sic) Infantry, Woodville Road NSW”.  In addition he lists his Regimental number as “U/N” (unknown) and his birth date as 22 Nov 1944. No ex Serviceman ever forgets his Regimental number and if he joined the CMF in 1960, he was only 16 years old.

When Cook was advised that his claim to being a National Serviceman was being questioned by an executive and asked about the anomalies on his application to join the National Servicemen's Association he said “What’s he a f*****g detective, I resign”

The wearing of earned medals on appropriate occasions is a pleasurable experience, the psychology behind why people like Cook wear medals they have not earned is most likely found in the behaviour known as:

Pseudologia fantastica, mythomania, or pathological lying is one of several terms applied by psychiatrists to the behavior of habitual or compulsive lying.  It was first described in the medical literature in 1891 by Anton Delbrueck. Although it is a controversial topic, one definition of pathological lying is the following: "Pathological lying is falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime."

Daryll John Cook is a disgusting wannabe who indulges in Pseudologia fantastica. His attendance at commemorative Dawn Services and official marches claiming to be an ex Serviceman and wearing Military Medals is an insult to genuine veterans and ex Servicemen.

We ask that genuine Veterans from the Burrill Lakes area keep a good watch on Cook and if he further offends remind him of this web site entry and tell him to watch for an update.

This is published in the public interest, particularly that of the Vietnam Veteran Community. All information presented here is fact and the truth. Reports from private citizens are supported by statements of fact and statutory declarations.

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