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William Henry Cooper

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  • Service number
    • South African 7584 AWMM
    • WWI 47860 AWMM
    • SA War: 7th Cngt # 6320; 9th Cngt # 7586; WWI: 47860 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Also known as
    William Henry (Kingi Areta) Cooper Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Research
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: NZ Maori Contingent 27th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
  • War
Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 67), Page: 41 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 3 (Roll 67), Page: 41 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
    Corporal/Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Cooper AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Henry (Kingi Areta) Cooper Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Research
  • Service number
    • South African 7584 AWMM
    • WWI 47860 AWMM
    • SA War: 7th Cngt # 6320; 9th Cngt # 7586; WWI: 47860 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    1879 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military records
  • Birth notes
    son of William Henry Cooper & Sarah (nee MacKay) of Waerenga-a-hika Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military records
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Ruakituri AWMM
    • pre SA War - Nelson Road, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military record
  • Post war occupation
    Post SA War = Living c/- A E Palmer, Hick's Bay Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Mrs W.H. Cooper (wife), care of Post-office, Te Reinga, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
    • pre SA War - father - William H Cooper of Nelson Rd, Gisborne Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military record
  • Relationship status
    • Married/WWI AWMM
    • pre SA War - Single
      1917 - married Harietta Reihana Kumera Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Transvaal & Orange Free State; Western Europe Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • WWI: NZ Maori Contingent 27th Reinforcements Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 3 April 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • South African 7584 AWMM
    • WWI 47860 AWMM
    • SA War: 7th Cngt # 6320; 9th Cngt # 7586; WWI: 47860 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Military service
    • 7th & 9th Cngts; 18th Reinf. NZ Maori Pioneer Btn Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Records
    • 1901-1902; 1917-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Records
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    pre WWI = SA War Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    • SA War = 16 Jan 1902 at Trentham
      WWI = 29 Jan 1917 at Wairoa Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    pre SA War - Bushfelling Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    SA War: 23 yrs 6 mths; WWI: 37 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record

Embarkations

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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
    1918 - hospitalised in France due to sickness Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Private AWMM
    • SA War - Corporal
      WWI - Private Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 30 January 1961 AWMM
      WaipuNorthland AWMM
    • 30 January 1961 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 82 AWMM
  • Date of death
    30 January 1961 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Age at death
    87 yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - BMD NZ Records
  • Place of death
    at Waipu (probably means Waiapu) Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 July 2015 - Military Record
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waipu Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      67: 41 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2019). Whitiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!: Maori In the First World War. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. AWMM
    • This record was partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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03 April 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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