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Albert Edward COOPER

Regimental number391
Place of birthCathcart, New South Wales
SchoolCathcart Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCathcart, via Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Cooper, Cathcart, via Ararat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in 19th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Ararat, Victoria.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentArarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSQSM
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommisioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 169, 4 October 1917.

FateKilled in Action 29 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave no 28), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
157
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Adele Rosalie Cooper. Native of Cathcart, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 20 May 1915.

To hospital, sick, 25 September 1915; admitted to HS 'Gloucester Castle' (no date recorded; dysentery), and transferred to St Patrick's Hospital, Malta; transferred to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, Egypt, 7 December 1915; rejoined regiment, Heliopolis, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to B Squadron as Squadron Sergeant Major, 10 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st A&NZ Mounted Regiment, 13 May 1916; transferred to 2nd Anzac Mounted Regiment, 7 July 1916.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, 20 September 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 27 September 1916.

On leave to England, 21 November 1916; rejoined Bn from leave, 7 December 1916.

Detached to Brigade convoy duty, 8 December 1916; rejoined Bn from detachment, 17 December 1916.

Detached to Divisional Infantry School, 15 January 1917; rejoined Bn, 21 January 1917.

Killed in action, 29 March 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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