Athol Scott COOPER

COOPER, Athol Scott

Service Number: 278
Enlisted: 10 April 1916, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Finchley, London, England, 1893
Home Town: Young, Young, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Mitcham, Victoria, Australia, December 1970, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Cremation service held on 23 December 1970. Ashes interred in the Banksia area, Wall ZD, Niche 24
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World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 278, 14th Machine Gun Company, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 278, 14th Machine Gun Company
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 278, 14th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
8 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 14th Machine Gun Company
7 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 14th Machine Gun Company
25 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 278, 14th Machine Gun Company, Remained on duty
29 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 14th Machine Gun Company
2 Jan 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 5th Machine Gun Battalion
5 Feb 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion
2 Apr 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion
4 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 2nd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was 'Milong', Young, NSW

Son of Charles Henry Cooper and Mary Esther Cooper  nee Scott of Aldergate Street, London, England

Commenced return to Australia on 4 July 1919 aboard HT Norman disembarking on 20 August 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

During 1921c Athol married Dorothy Jean Holmes in Victoria

In October 1945 he was residing in 'Lyndale', Gladstone Road,  Dandenong, Victoria