Alan Stuart COOPER

COOPER, Alan Stuart

Service Number: 38
Enlisted: 3 March 1915, Enlisted at Northam, WA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Colombo, Ceylon, 1888
Home Town: Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Schooling: Highgate School, West London, England
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 July 1916
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 14. Headstone inscription reads: What I do thou knowest not now thou shalt know hereafter John X111.7, Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bruce Rock District WW1 Roll of Honour, Bruce Rock Memorial of Honour, Bruce Rock War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 38, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Northam, WA
24 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 28th Infantry Battalion
12 Jul 1915: Involvement Corporal, 38, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
12 Jul 1915: Embarked Corporal, 38, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
1 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 28th Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
29 Jul 1916: Involvement Sergeant, 38, 28th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 38 awm_unit: 28 Battalion awm_rank: Sergeant awm_died_date: 1916-07-29

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 22 years

Son of William James Cooper and Helen M. Cooper of Madina Terrace, Babbacomb, Toruay, Devon, England formerly of Ceylon

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