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James Francis COOPER

Regimental number2875
Date of birthapprox. 1894/95
Place of birthYass district of New South Wales
SchoolCoolamon Public School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCoolamon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles Francis Cooper, Coolamon, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

from Sydney, disembarking at Plymouth, 9 January 1917.

Appointed Acting Sergeant while at sea (3 November 1916), 15th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; joined 57th Bn, 8 April 1917.

Hospitalised in France, 11 May 1917; rejoined unit, 24 May 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 31 May 1917; Corporal, 28 July 1917.

Wounded in the field, France, 25 September 1917 (multiple gun shot wounds to the knee).

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England on 17 October 1917; transferred to No. 2 Commmand Depot, Weymouth, 2 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, 5 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1977
Place of burialCoolamon Cemetery, New South Wales

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