John Ward COOPER


COOPER, John Ward

Service Number: 760
Enlisted: 8 January 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hay, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Hay, New South Wales
Schooling: Hay Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Drover
Died: Pneumonia, France, 31 March 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 760, 12th Light Horse Regiment
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 760, 12th Light Horse Regiment
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 760, 12th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
6 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW) Tuesday 17 April 1917.

On Saturday Mr. J. H. Cooper, of Illilawa, received the sad intelligence that his second eldest son, Private John W. Cooper, had died of pneumonia, on the 31st March, at the Third Australian Casualty Clearing Station in France. Private Jack Cooper, who was a native of Hay, and 25 years of age, enlisted over two years ago, and saw nearly two years at the Front. He took part in the Gallipoli campaign, and there contracted enteric, and was invalided from Malta to England, where he spent several months before rejoining his company. Widespread sympathy is felt for Mr. Cooper, who has now lost two sons by the war, a younger lad, Ebenezer, who enlisted some time after Jack, being killed in action in France.