Charles William COOPER

Regimental number278
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBabinda, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Young, Westley House, Calbourne near Newport, Isle of Wight
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Pte. COOPER did valuable work during period 3/10/17 to 10/10/17 at BROODSEINDE RIDGE and although twice wounded and the sole survivor of his gun team, on the morning of the 9/10/17, he kept his gun in action in response to S.O.S. Signals, and remained in position until relieved on 10/10/17.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal