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Sydney Featherstone COOPER

Regimental number3576
Place of birthHanley, Staffordshire, England
SchoolState School
AddressGormanston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.2
Height5' 6.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, S F Cooper, Gormanston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Cadets; 1 year in the 91st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date6 September 1917
Place of enlistmentGormanston, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, Amiens, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row E, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sydney and Mary COOPER, Gormanston, West Coast, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 30 October 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 12 December 1917 (mumps); discharged from hospital, 18 December 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; taken on strength, 40th Bn, in the field, 21 April 1918.

Killed in action, 26 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOPER Sydney Featherstone

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