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James Eric Cooper

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Eric AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Eric James Cooper AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ434988 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 May 1909 AWMM WaimiroManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Third child of Bertram Edward Cooper and Florence Julia (nee Corbett) Cooper.

    Husband of Mary Vaughan (nee Sedcole) Cooper, married 5 October 1938. Father of Graeme, Julie and Dorothy.

    Family note that at the time of his marriage he is listed as a grocer and in later years as a clerk.

    Headstone inscription: "Eric James Cooper, 434988 RNZAF, husband of Mary and father of Graeme, Julie and Dorothy, died 11 December 1969, aged 60 years"

    Two sons, brothers George Bertram Cooper (513191) and James Eric Cooper (NZ434988) served in WW2.

    Military service details provided by family AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 December 1969 AWMM
    Age 60 AWMM
    TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Te Puke Cemetery, Dudley Vercoe Drive, Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
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