COOPER, George

Service Number: 860
Enlisted: 12 December 1914, Enlisted at Blackall, QLD
Last Rank: Bombardier
Last Unit: 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Alpha, Queensland, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Blackall, Blackall Tambo, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Overseer
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World War 1 Service

12 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 860, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Blackall, QLD
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, 860, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
8 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, 860, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
7 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 860, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli, Wounds to the chest and right arm
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Light Horse Regiment, In Heliopolis. From 2nd Light Horse Regiment
11 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, From the 1st Light Horse Regiment
22 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, From 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column. Promoted to Gunner when taken on strength
7 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, In France
5 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Bombardier, 860, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged at the 1st Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Thomas Cooper of 'Norwood', Blackall, QLD

Commenced return to Australia 14 December 1918 aboard HT Burma

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victoy Medal