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Joseph Thomas COOPER

Regimental number5067
Place of birthKiama, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBarney Street, Kiama, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.6
Height5' 6"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, T J Cooper, Barney Street, Kiama, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 December 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted COOPER Joseph Thomas NR
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Plot B, Row 34, Grave No. 21). France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
28
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas John and Mary Jane COOPER, Barry Street, Kiama, New South Wales. Native of Gerringong, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 1 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 2 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 17 May 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, in the field, 18 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 22/25 July 1916 (shrapnel wounds, arm, face, leg, thigh); admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, 25 July 1916, and transferred to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, and then by No 16 Ambulance Train to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 27 July 1916.

Died of wounds, 29 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as James. Service number incorrectly entered on NAA site as 5064.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOPER Joseph Thomas

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