Arthur William Riccard COOPER

COOPER, Arthur William Riccard

Service Number: 610
Enlisted: 4 September 1914, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rochester Hart, South Australia, 16 December 1874
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Hollywood Repat Hospital, Western Australia, 22 October 1949, aged 74 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Niche Wall, Rose Gardens, Site WL, Position 0130
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World War 1 Service

4 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 610, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 610, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 610, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 610, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Jan 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Staff Sergeant, SN 610

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Biography contributed by Beatrice Mayo

Arthur, son of George COOPER and Harriett PEVERETT,  was born on 16th December 1874 at Rochester Hart, South Australia [ref: 145 / 438]

He married Edith BRADSHAW on 23rd February 1897 at the Manse, Glanville, South Australia [ref Book 190 / Page 676]

Edith, daughter of William Foster BRADSHAW and Margaret ROBERTSON, was born on 22nd January 1874 near Hamilton, South Australia [ref Book 131 / Page 433]

Children: Loris Clyde, Arthur Riccard, Harold Percy, Herbert Foster

Edith died on 01st April 1947 at Leederville, Western Australia and was cremated at the Karrakatta Crematorium Crematorium and memorialised in a Niche Wall, Rose Gardens, Site WL, Position 0131, age 73 years [ref Perth / 643 / 1947]

The Western Australian (Perth) Thursday 03 April 1947 Page 1

COOPER--On April 1. 1947. at Mt. Lawler. Edith, the dearly loved wife of Arthur W. R. Cooper. of 490 Newcastle-street, Perth. devoted mother of Loris (B.E.F.), Arthur (Perth), Harold (Perth), Herbert (Melbourne); mother-in-law of Christine, Laurie, Dot and Renee: grandmother of 14 grandchildren,  aged 73 years. Privately cremated at the Karrakatta Crematorium on Thursday, April 3, 1947: Rev. Spratling officiating. Arthur J. Purslowe and Co.

Arthur died on 22nd October 1949 at Perth, Western Australia and was cremated at the Karrakatta Crematorium Crematorium and memorialised in a Niche Wall, Rose Gardens, Site WL, Position 0130, age 74 years [ref Book Perth / 2290 / 1949]

The West Australian (Perth) Wednesday 26 October 1949 Page 1

COOPER – On October 22, 1949, at the Repatriation General Hospital, Hollywood, Arthur William Ricard Cooper, late South African Veterans and of 11th Bn., 1st A.I.F., widower of the late Edith Cooper, loved father of Loris (England, Arthur, Harold. Herbert (Bert) (Melbourne), father-in-law of Christine. Eileen, Dorothy and Rene, and grandfather of 14 grandchildren; aged 74 years. Privately cremated in the Karrakatta Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday. October 25, 1949, Rev. Spratling officiating. Arthur J. Purslowe and Co.

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