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Alan Stuart COOPER

Regimental number38
Place of birthColombo, Ceylon
SchoolHighgate, West London, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBruce Rock, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, W J Cooper, 2 Madina Terrace, Babbacomb, Torquay, Devon, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. W. and Mrs. H. COOPER, "St. Nicholas", Cary Avenue, Babbacombe, Torquay, England. Native of Colombo, Ceylon

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