James Walter COOPER

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COOPER, James Walter

Service Number: 30460
Enlisted: 7 June 1916, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Reigate, Surrey, England, 1877
Home Town: Southern Cross, Yilgarn, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Killed in action, France, 23 July 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row E, Grave 14. Chaplain S.A. Beveridge officiated. Headstone inscription reads: After life's fitful fever he sleeps well inserted by his loving wife
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 30460, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
23 Nov 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 30460, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 30460, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
5 Aug 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery, From 4th Field Artillery Brigade
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 30460, 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery, Third Ypres, Wound to the left knee. Invalided to England on 13 October 1917

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 32 years

Son of Gordon Cooper and Mary Cooper of England

Husband of Edith Cooper of King George's Hostel, Katanning, WA formerly of 'Hopes Hill', Southern Cross WA

Previously served in the Royal Field Artillery for about 12 years

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal