Granville Thomas COOPER

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COOPER, Granville Thomas

Service Number: 399
Enlisted: 1 January 1900
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: New South Wales Citizen Bushmen
Born: Burrowa, New South Wales, Australia , 3 June 1878
Home Town: Burrowa, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Gunshot wound to stomach, Molopo, Ottoshoop, South Africa , 14 October 1900, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Zeerust Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boorowa Boer War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 399
1 Jan 1900: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 399, New South Wales Citizen Bushmen
26 Feb 1900: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 399, New South Wales Citizen Bushmen, Ship Atlantian

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Granville Thomas COOPER was born on 3rd June 1878 in Burrowa, NSW (also known as Borrowa)

His parents were Solomon COOPER & Charlotte ELLIOTT who married in Burrowa in 1876

He enlisted in Burrowa in January 1900 and embarked with the NSW Citizens Bushmen, D Squadron on the ship Atlantian on 26th February, 1900

He died from a bullet wound to his stomach on 14th October, 1900 and was originally buried in Molopa Cemetery & later moved to Zeerust Cemetery in South Africa

Medals:  Queens South Africa Medal with Rhodesia & Transvaal clasps

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