James Robert (Jim) COOPER

COOPER, James Robert

Service Number: TX14039
Enlisted: 29 March 1943
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 30 December 1923
Home Town: St Marys , Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 10 November 2010, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Tasmania (Launceston) Garden of Remembrance
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World War 2 Service

29 Mar 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, TX14039
12 Aug 1944: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, TX14039

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Signalman James Robert Cooper (Service Nos:TX14039/T21463) enlisted in the Army on 29 March 1943 (at Domain Camp) and was attached to Signals 7 Division when he was Discharged on 12 August 1944.

Born in 1923 in Hobart Tasmania, Jim was the second of six children of Ernest George Cooper (b1876 in Hobart, Tasmania) and second wife Kathleen Mary Wrigley (b1897 in New Norfolk, Tasmania). Ernest worked as a Linesman and served in WWI with 12th Infantry Battalion (Private; Service Nos:213/4960). By 1928 Ernest and Kathleen were living in St Mary's, Tasmania where Ernest was a Linesman.

Jim worked as a Clerk and in 1948 in Scottsdale, Tasmania he married Sylvia May Heazlewood (b1928 in Ulverstone, Tasmania). Jim and Sylvia settled in Launceston where Jim worked as a Clerk, Storeman and Fire Brigade Serviceman. Sylvia died in 2003 and Jim in 2010.