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Harold William COOPER

Regimental number605
Place of birthWorcesthire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressClint, Worcestershire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, George Henry Cooper, Clint, Worcestershire, England
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre


Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as Battalion runner. (Pozieres).
Recommendation date: 15 August 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as Battalion runner.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. While acting as a runner he was hit by a shell, which knocked out one eye, but he delivered his message before he went to the ambulance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Date of death29 September 1970
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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