Thomas Cooper Born 17 July 1948 - Died 11 October 1970 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number482859 AWMM Also known asTom AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankPrivate AWMMRoyal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 Occupation before enlistmentSoldier AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistment Next of kin on embarkation Relationship statusUnknown Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarRegular Military Service AWMMVietnam War, 1961-1975 AWMM Campaigns ForceArmy AWMM Service number482859 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers 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 detailsPrivate AWMM; Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (1RNZIR), 1st Battalion, Whiskey 3 Company, 3 Platoon AWMM; V-Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesDied of wounds, Cause 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) Servicemen, Vietnam AWMM Cemetery nameurupa, Tainui urupa, Taupiri Mountain, New Zealand AWMM Grave reference Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMMTuakau War Memorial, Tuakau Services Cemetery, corner of Alexandra Redoubt Road and Roberts Road, Tuakau, Waikato, New 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 ReferenceAustralia's Vietnam Warhttps://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/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.