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Joseph Percival COOPER

Regimental number5800
Date of birth29 March 1898
Place of birthProserpine, North Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressProserpine, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Joseph Cooper, Proserpine, Queensland
Enlistment date16 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingNear Zonnebeke, Belgium
Age at death20.7
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialSanctuary Wood Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 1), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Mary Elizabeth COOPER, Prosperpine, Queensland
Other details

Name recorded as Joseph on embarkation and cemetery records; and John on attestation paper.

Stated age on enlistment as 24 years, 7 months: true age 17 years.

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