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William George Cooper

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 17 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 34), Page: 17 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William George AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25199 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 October 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WestportBuller District Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs E. Cooper (mother), Denniston, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25199 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington on board HMNZT 'Maunganui', 26 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916; marched in to Sling Camp, 23 August 1916.
    Transferred to Otago Company, 28 August 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 26 September 1916; attached to strength, NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 27 September 1916; joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 12 October 1916.
    Admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance, 27 December 1916 (necrosis, lymph glands, right groin); discharged to unit, 7 January 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 January 1917.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 4 February 1917; transferred to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 9 February 1917 (inflammation of connective tissue, penis); rejoined Bn, 14 February 1917.
    Transferred to 1st Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 8 March 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 3 December 1917. Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, while on leave, 7 December 1917 (diarrhoea); discharged from hospital, 19 December 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, France, 2 January 1918.
    Admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 6 May 1918; discharged to unit, 11 May 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 11 May 1918.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 21 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 19 September 1918.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board SS 'Oxfordshire', 19 December 1918; discharged (no longer physically fir for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service: incontinence of urine), 4 March 1919.
    Total war service: 2 years 361 days (of which 2 years 224 days were abroad) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • My grandfather whom I never met. Served in Paschendeale, Mons and the Somme as a stretcher bearer. Was wounded when a sandbag fell on him from a plane and spent some time in hospital in France. On leave he played the cornet-- solo --and with a band at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the King. He always said that nobody was interested in those who served in Passchendaele and would not go to the RSA as he said they only honoured Gallipoli veterans. Became a well known and respected brass band conductor and orchestra conductor. Lived on Denniston , up on the mountain worked as a foreman carpenter for the Westport Coal Company. Did however suffer all his life from the war, they called it a war neurosis in those days. I love and respect the man he was before and after the war. At 11 years old he was the Australasian Cornet Champion in the Open Section, beating superb adult playe
    Public - valerie - Other Relative - 26 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 17 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM


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26 April 2015valerie Waikato New ZealandOther Relative

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