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Regimental number4303
Place of birthMoama, New South Wales
SchoolState School, Cummeroogimga Mission Station, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYarrawonga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Cooper, Yarrawonga, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Soldier was half caste Aboriginal.' (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPerth Cemetery (China Wall) (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 26), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Agnes COOPER, Yarrawonga, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 30 May 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 5 June 1916.

Admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Etaples, 19 June 1916 (hernia); transferred to England, 23 June 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 September 1916; taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 29 September 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 23 November 1916 (trench feet); discharged to duty, 26 November 1916, and rejoined Bn.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 November 1916 (acute cystitis), and transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; ; to Ambulance Train, 28 November 1916, and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 29 November 1916 (inflammation of the bladder); transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 6 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 12 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 January 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOPER Daniel

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