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Eric William KOPSEN

Regimental number7662
Place of birthSuva Fiji
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStorekeeper and bookkeeper
AddressOxford Avenue, Central Bankstown, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy Emily Blaxland Kopsen, Oxford Avenue, Central Bankstown, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 15, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/103/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Consistent devotion to duty and gallant conduct at the Somme, setting excellent example.
Recommendation date: "24 September 1916

Mention in Despatches

Devotion to duty and exceptionally good work on Siege Park Duty at Montauban conveying ammunition.
Recommendation date: Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1919

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