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Leonard COOPER

Regimental number3394
Date of birth8 January 1901
Place of birthHanley, Staffordshire, England
OccupationBlacksmith's striker
AddressBurnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Sydney Featherstone Cooper, Gormanston, Tasmania
Enlistment date11 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 28th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 22 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Discharge date26 April 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3576 Pte Sydney Featherstone COOPER, 40th Bn, killed in action, 26 May 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Embarked from Melbourne, 22 June 1917; disembarked Suez, 6 August 1917. Admitted sick to hospital. Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board 'Ulysses', 15 February 1918. Discharged (medically unfit: illness, not due to misconduct), 26 April 1918. Total war service: 1 year 108 days (of which 268 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as N282006 (Corporal, Painter Instructor), Directorate of Army Education, 29 October 1941-3 December 1947.

Date of death5 July 1975
Age at death74
Place of burialCremated: Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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