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Regimental number727
Place of birthAlbion, Queensland
AddressYandaran via Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Cooper, Yandaran via Bundaberg, Queensland
Previous military serviceCompulsory Training Camp (3 weeks)
Enlistment date14 February 1917
Place of enlistmentBundaberg, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
FateDied of disease 19 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XVII, Row AA, Grave No. II), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Agnes COOPER, Yandaran, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917.

Admitted to Seaforth Military Hospital, 28 August 1917 (mumps); discharged, 12 September 1917, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, the same day.

Transferred to 26th Bn, 13 September 1917.

Marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 9 November 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 30 November 1917 (venereal disease); discharged, 5 December 1917, and marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, the same day; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 6 days.

Marched out of Convalescent Training Depot, 17 January 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 18 January 1918, and classified 'A3'.

Marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 25 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 5 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 7 March 1918; taken on strength of 52nd Bn, 9 March 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 49th Bn, 16 May 1918.

Found guilty, 13 July 1918, of being absent without leave from 0335 hours, 10 July 1918, until 0700 hours, 11 July 1918: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 16 days' pay.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to No 41 Stationary Hospital, 17 October 1918 (lobar pneumonia).

Died, 19 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOPER Robert

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