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Charles James COOPER

Regimental number7092
Place of birthParramatta, New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers, Parramatta, NSW (Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressParramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C. Cooper, Clifford Street, Parramatta,. New South Wales
Enlistment date11 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 January 1918
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialSomer Farm Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 16), Wytachaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Mary COOPER, Clifford Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Family/military connections2 cousins.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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