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Arthur Wilson COOPER

Regimental number6762
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address65 Macleay Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anne Cooper, 65 Macleay Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Field Ambulance, Section A
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
From Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish the embarkation details of individual officers and men: 6 officers and 156 others embarked on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' from Melbourne on 10 November 1915; 1 officer and 50 others embarked on HMAT A58 'Kabringa' from Melbourne on 8 November 1915; 1 officer and 16 others embarked on HMAT A2 'Geelong' from Adelaide on 12 November 1915; 1 officer and 4 others embarked on HMAT A13 'Katuna' from Adelaide on 9 November 1915; and
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Cross

'During the attack on Peronne on 1st September 1918, though wounded at the beginning of the opeations, he continued to lead his men with great gallantry. When the advance was held up by a strong point, held by the enemy in force, and protected by unbroken wire, he overcame all opposition, and enabled the attack to progress. When the final objective was reached, he was the only officer left in the company, and he carried out the consolidation with great initiative and resource. His devotion to duty, endurance, and personal courage were a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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