|Place of birth||Albion, Queensland|
|Address||Yandaran via Bundaberg, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, John Cooper, Yandaran via Bundaberg, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Compulsory Training Camp (3 weeks)|
|Place of enlistment||Bundaberg, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 13|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/12/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Fate||Died of disease
|Age at death from cemetery records||31|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XVII, Row AA, Grave No. II), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Agnes COOPER, Yandaran, Queensland|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COOPER Robert|