Henry Thomas COOPER


COOPER, Henry Thomas

Service Number: 4171
Enlisted: 2 September 1915, Enlisted at Lismore, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, 1881
Home Town: Lismore, Lismore Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Shell wounds to the face and hand, France, 25 February 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V1, Row A, Grave 24. Headstone inscription reads: We are proud he sleeps in a soldiers grave, Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kyogle Great War Honor Roll, Kyogle Horse Shoe Creek Green Pigeon Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4171, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Lismore, NSW
3 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4171, 9th Infantry Battalion
3 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4171, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
25 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4171, 9th Infantry Battalion, Shell wounds to the face and hand. Died before reaching the Casualty Clearing Station

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Cooper and Jane Cooper nee Russell of Horseshoe Creek, Kyogle, NSW

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Brother of Archibald Joseph Cooper who returned to Australia on 7 March 1918 having served with the 41st Battalion