COOPER, Ernest Binion
(Service number 16074)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 7 February 1896 Place of Birth Ashburton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Tuturau, Matura
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin E. B. COOPER (father), P. O. Box 21, Temuka
Religion Protestant
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 15th Reinforcements, Specialist Machine-Gun Section
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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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

Storekeeper, book seller


Date 22 November 1958 Age 62 years
Place of Death Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block 214, Plot 47
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ernest Binion Cooper, born on 7 February 1892 at Ashburton, was the son of Edward Binion and Sarah Elizabeth (née Evans) Cooper. He was educated at Temuka School, gaining a junior scholarship in 1908. E. B. Cooper, 16074, returned to New Zealand per the “Arawa” (Draft No. 244), reaching Lyttelton about 12 May 1919. Ernest married Dorothy Frisby in 1921.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [01 June 2020]; New Zealand Times, 29 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 May 2020]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch) [02 June 2020]; Andersons Bay Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Dunedin City Council) [02 June 2020]

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