Oswald Gaskill COOPER

COOPER, Oswald Gaskill

Service Number: 5986
Enlisted: 25 April 1916, Enlisted at Ararat, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cathcart, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Ardlethan, New South Wales, Australia, 24 November 1933, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Barellan General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Ararat Langi-Logan District Honor Roll, Ararat Shire of Ararat WWI Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

25 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5986, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Ararat, Victoria
28 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 5986, 8th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
28 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 5986, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
23 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 39th Infantry Battalion, From 8th Battalion in England
29 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5986, 39th Infantry Battalion, Wound to the right shoulder. Invalided to England on 1 June 1917
29 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5986, 39th Infantry Battalion, Second occasion. Shell wound to the right thigh
19 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 5986, 39th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit due to wounds to the right thigh

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Cooper and Adele Rosalie Cooper nee Martin of Cathcart, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 18 January 1919 as wounded aboard HT Ulyssses disembarking on 10 March 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

During 1920c Oswald married Esme Lillian Hamilton in Victori