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Bertie Cooper


1st Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Mr. H. Kay
  • Plaque: 3654

Additional Info

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Born in Melbourne, Bourke, Victoria and a Plasterer by trade, Bertie Cooper was 19 years and single when enlisted on the 19th of January 1915 in the 21st Battalion, B Company, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 349, and was listed as Died of wounds on the 1st of May 1917. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 'Ulysses' on the 10th of May 1915. Enlisted on the 19th of January 1915; taken on strength on the 21st Battalion on the 4th of May 1915. Admitted to Zeitoun Hospital – Diphtheria – for light duties in Egypt, Helouan on the 18th of September 1915. Admitted to Hospital for burned hand on the 6th of November 1915, ANZAC. Admitted to Hospital accidently wounded – bomb wound head - on the 8th of October 1916. Admitted Influenza on the 24th of February 1917. Appointed Lance Corporal on the 17th of March 1917 till the 31st of March 1917; Corporal (temporary) on the 1st of April 1917, barned promoted on the 14th of April 1917, France. Accidentally wounded on the 5th of October 1916; temporary corporal on the 1st of April 1917; mortally wounded on the 1st of May 1917. Wounded in action on the 1st of May 1917 shot wound shoulder, side, leg, back and head. Died of wounds on the 1st of May 1917. Place of death or wounding Bullecourt, France at the age of 21 years; Place of burial Grevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 8), France. Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial 93. Tree No. 3654

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour