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Regimental number1862
Place of birthWoolwich, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 1.75"
Weight106 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jessie Cooper, 13 Frederick Place, Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Discharge date5 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Adelaide, 11 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 2 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Taken on strength, No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916, for discharge (overage and debility); arrived Adelaide, 5 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 5 January 1917.

War service: 1 year 330 days (of which 330 days were abroad

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death14 March 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOPER Joseph

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