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Edmund James COOPER

Regimental number2819
Place of birthSeymour, Tasmania
SchoolSeymour State School, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressSeymour, East Coast, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Edmund cooper, Seymour, East Coast, Tasmania
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingWesthoek Ridge, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDivisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 13), Boesinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund and Emily Louisa COOPER, Seymour, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsUncle and numerous cousins killed; one cousin MM.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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