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Samuel John COOPER

Regimental number633
Place of birthMillers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address24 Bunn Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Cooper, 24 Bunn Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 25th Australian Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circularenisted 13 July 1915; TOS, 30 Btn 3 August 1915.
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingBattle of Fromelles, France
Age at death19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Found guilty, Hill 353, Ismailia, 2 January 1916, of insubordination: forfeited 6 days' pay.

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 1 March 1916, of being dirty on parade: awarded 3 days' punishment drill.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin subsequently, Brother, Mr R. S. Cooper, 40 Barden Street, Tempe, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOPER Samuel John
Red Cross file 800509

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