Thomas Cooper 17 July 1948 - 11 October 1970 Key details Contribute › Service number482859 AWMM Also known asTom AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargePrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Portrait - This image may be subject to copyright AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesThomas AWMM SurnameCooper AWMM Ingoa Also known asTom AWMM Service number482859 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe Religion Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth17 July 1948 AWMM Place of birthNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesNew Zealand AWMM Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentSoldier AWMM Post war occupation Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship statusUnknown AWMMSingle AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number482859 AWMM Military units Military service Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsNew Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentUnknown AWMM Age on enlistment Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation details Embarkation bodyV-Force AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMMPrivate AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of woundsCause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankPrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Son of Mrs E. Cooper. Rua and Papi Cooper were his guardians.Died of wounds - gunshot wound to right scalp sustained in a friendly clash.A Memorial Flag was presented to his guardian Mr Rua CooperPrivate Cooper's brother, Mr Martin Cooper of Auckland, received the New Zealand Operational Service Medal on his behalf from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence at a presentation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 27 November 2003 AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death21 AWMM Date of death11 October 1970 AWMM Cause of deathDied of wounds AWMM Place of deathVietnam AWMM Death notes24 Evacuee Hospital (US) ServicemenVietnam AWMM Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameurupaTainui urupaTaupiri MountainNew Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial Contribute › Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial MuseumWorld War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMTuakau War MemorialTuakau Services Cemeterycorner of Alexandra Redoubt Road and Roberts RoadTuakauWaikatoNew Zealand AWMM Memorial reference Obituary Roll of Honour Remember Thomas Cooper by laying a poppy. Sydney Cooper Tancred Eric Cooper Thomas Cooper Thomas Ernest Cooper Thomas Frederick Cooper Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Thomas Cooper Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksMinistry for Culture and Heritage, New Zealand History online. Tuakau War Memorial Hall.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/tuakau-first-world-war-memorialFurther ReferenceTom Cooper Vietnam Remembrance pageshttp://www.w3vietnam.org.nz/story_1.htm#cooperFurther ReferenceVietnam.govt.nz. Website. Personal page.http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/veteran/pte-t-cooperFurther ReferenceVietnamWar.govt.nzhttp://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/Further ReferenceNew Zealand History online. New Zealand and the Vietnam War.http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/vietnam-warFurther ReferenceW3 Company, RNZIR - Vietnam 1969-1970. Websitehttp://www.w3vietnam.org.nz/Further Reference DocumentsSubritsky, M. (Ed). (1995). The Vietnam scrapbook: The second ANZAC adventure. Papakura, N.Z.: Three Feathers Publishing Co. AWMM Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.