Joseph Percival COOPER


COOPER, Joseph Percival

Service Number: 5800
Enlisted: 16 May 1916, Enlisted at Bowen, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Proserpine, Queensland, Australia, 29 March 1898
Home Town: Proserpine, Whitsunday, Queensland
Schooling: State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 5 October 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Sanctuary Wood Cemetery
Plot 111, Row H, Grave 1. Headstone inscription reads: Rock of ages cleft for me
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Proserpine War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5800, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Bowen, QLD
21 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5800, 26th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
21 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5800, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Joseph Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Cooper nee Wright of Proserpine, QLD

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal