Edwin Albert Henry (Ted) COOPER

COOPER, Edwin Albert Henry

Service Numbers: 2055, 13161
Enlisted: 15 June 1916, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glanville, South Australia, 19 August 1886
Home Town: Dulwich, Burnside, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith's Striker
Died: Brighton, South Australia, 29 March 1969, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Catholic E, Path 38, Grave 691B Interred on 31 March 1969 expiring in 2027
Memorials: Tusmore Burnside District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Broken Hill, New South Wales
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2055, 43rd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2055, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
23 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 39th Infantry Battalion, From 43rd Battalion
1 Jul 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 39th Infantry Battalion
25 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, 13161, 39th Infantry Battalion, Severe wounds to the chest and thigh.
3 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, 13161, 39th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 4th Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas Cooper and Ernestine Auguste Cooper nee Kauschke of Union Street, Dulwich, SA formerly of Broken Hill, NSW. Brother of William Thomas Frederick Cooper who returned to Australia who returned to Australia in February 1919 having served with the 43rd Battalion

Served his five year apprencticeship with Bawden Bros.

Commenced return to Australia on 14 January 1919 aboard City of York disembarking on 24 February 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

On 5 July 1924 Edwin married Christina Connelly in the Kingswood Catholic Presbytery