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William Collett Cooper

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Collett AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 15/149 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    26 August 1884 AWMM Te ArohaWaikato AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.J. Cooper (mother), Saint Stephen's Avenue, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Somme AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 20 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "On September 11 the Battalion was camped outside Mametz Wood, southwest of Bazentin-le-Petit. The next day orders were given that the enemy was to be attacked, simultaneously by the Fourth Army and the Reserve Army, together with the French. The aim was to capture Morval, Guedecourt and Flers. On 12 September the 2 Otagos took up position near high Wood, northeast of Bazentin-le-Petit." (Church, p.112)

    Three days later William Cooper was wounded in his head and back, after having endured 60 hours of incessant rain and mud up to his knees. On 23 September he was transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst, he died one week later.(Church, p.112) AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    1 October 1916 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 5, Grave 7 AWMM
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  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • St Mary's Cathedral Church. Parnell, Auckland 1052 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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