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Thomas Cooper

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  • Service number
    Vietnam 482859 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Thomas Cooper AWMM
    • Tom AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM
  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Thomas Cooper AWMM
    • Tom AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 482859 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    17 July 1948 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • Regular Military Service AWMM
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Vietnam 482859 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    New Zealand Operational Service Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    Vietnam Private Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    V-Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Vietnam Private AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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 Cooper

    Private 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
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    11 October 1970 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Vietnam AWMM
  • Death notes
    24 Evacuee Hospital (US) Servicemen, Vietnam AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    urupa, Tainui urupa, Taupiri Mountain, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Tuakau War Memorial, Tuakau Services Cemetery, corner of Alexandra Redoubt Road and Roberts Road, Tuakau, Waikato, New Zealand AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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