(Service number 6/4014)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 26 February 1884 Place of Birth Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/- RJ McConnell, Makikihi
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status single
Next of Kin R Cooper (father) South Balmoor, Peterhead, Scotland
Religion Presby
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 10th Reinforcements,Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 4 March 1916
Transport HMNZT 47, 48, Willochra, Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury, Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 Sept 1916 Age 32
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause KIA
Memorial or Cemetery Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Claremont Memorial

Biographical Notes

son of R Cooper (deceased) and Isabella Cooper Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On Tyco (Taiko) School Roll of Honour


War record open in Archives

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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG

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