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James Francis COOPER

Regimental number2875
Date of birthapprox. 1894/95
Place of birthYass district of New South Wales
SchoolCoolamon Public School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressCoolamon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles Francis Cooper, Coolamon, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)War Service: England, France
Other details

Sailed from Sydney, disembarking at Plymouth on 9 January 1917. Appointed Acting Sergeant while at sea (3 November 1916), 15th Training Battalion. Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917. Joined 57th Battalion 8 April 1917. Hospitalised in France 11 May 1917, rejoining unit on 24 May 1917

Appointed Lance Corporal, 31 May 1917 then Corporal 28 July 1917. Wounded in the field, France on 25 September 1917 (multiple gun shot wounds to the knee). Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England on 17 October 1917. Discharged to No. 2 Company Depot, Weymouth, 2 February 1918
Date of death1977
Place of burialCoolamon, New South Wales

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