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William Richard COOPER

Regimental number2542
Place of birthSorell Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinSister, Miss Lily Cooper, Kelly Street, Battery Point, Tasmania
Previous military service93rd Infantry
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 2 October 1916; TOS, 40 Btn 8 May 1917; T/Cpl 12 December 1917.
FateKilled in Action 12 December 1917
Age at death20
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 56) (Rosenberg Plateau Plots) Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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