Regimental number12/328
Date of birth9 October 1884
Place of birthOrkney Islands, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Cooper, 12 School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the Royal Navy; purchased discharge.
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankPrivate
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialSt Magnus Cathedral Churchyard (northeast section), Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Jane Cooper, 12 School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, left arm); admitted to 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 30 April 1915; transferred to England (date not recorded).

Died of wounds received in action, Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire, 24 June 1915.

Body sent to relatives, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805

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