William Edward COOPER

COOPER, William Edward

Service Number: 73
Enlisted: 2 June 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
Born: Daylesford, Victoria, Australia, March 1892
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil servant
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World War 1 Service

2 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 73, Melbourne, Victoria
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 73, Army Pay Corps (AIF), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, 73, Army Pay Corps (AIF), HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
1 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Regimental Sergeant Major, Army Pay Corps (AIF)
2 Oct 1918: Transferred Second Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)
13 Feb 1920: Discharged Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps (AFC)

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Edward Stocker Cooper and Mary Ann Cooper nee Bumstead of McIlwraith Street, Carlton North, Victoria

Recommenced for Belgian Knight of the Order of Leopold on 22 December 1917 for consistant hard work and devotion to duty from March 1916 until 22 December 1917. Award upgrade to the Croix de Guerre. London Gazette on 12 July 1918, page 8189, position 59 and Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 27 November 1918, page 2262, position 24

Returned to Australia on 15 December 1919 aboard HT Nestor

Medals: Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal