Rex Albert COOPER


COOPER, Rex Albert

Service Number: 21905
Enlisted: 21 March 1938, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Able Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Born: Randwick, New South Wales, 10 June 1920
Home Town: Randwick, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrician
Died: Killed in Action, Indian Ocean, 20 November 1941, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
No known grave (at sea)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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Non Warlike Service

21 Mar 1938: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, SN 21905, Sydney, New South Wales

World War 2 Service

20 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 21905, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...21905 Able Seaman Rex Cooper of Randwick, NSW. Enlisting in the navy for twelve years in 1938, Cooper spent his entire service on board HMAS Sydney (II) as a Seaman Torpedoman. He was one of the 645 crew who were killed during the HMAS Sydney's engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser HSK Kormoran on 19 November 1941." - SOURCE