Gordon Colin Cooper

Gordon Colin Cooper

Male 1893 - 1948  (54 years)

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  • Name Gordon Colin Cooper 
    Born 3 Aug 1893  Inverell, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    War Service 27 Aug 1914  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gordon Colin Cooper enlisted in the 1st Light Horse Brigade, Machine Gun Section on 27 Aug 1914. 
    World War 1 Military Service Record - Gordon Colin Cooper
    World War 1 Military Service Record - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Cooper enlisted in the 1st Light Horse Regiment on 27 Aug 1914. He served in the 1st Light Horse Brigade Machine gun Section, he saw Service in Gallipoli and the Middle East. He was discharged on the 23 Jan 1919.
    First World War Nominal Roll - Gordon Colin Cooper
    First World War Nominal Roll - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Cooper, Service No. 475, age 21 Enlisted in the 1st Light Horse Regiment, "C" Squadron, 27 Aug 1914.
    First World War - Embarkation Roll - Gordon Colin Cooper
    First World War - Embarkation Roll - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Cooper Embarked with the 1st Light Horse regiment in October 1914, at Sydney Australia aboard A16 - HMAT Star of Victoria
    Diary of Gordon Colin Cooper 1916-1917
    Diary of Gordon Colin Cooper 1916-1917
    Diary relating to the First World War service of 475 Private Gordon Colin Cooper, 1st Light Horse Regiment. In this diary, written between 1 January 1916 and 13 January 1917, Cooper records his service as part of 1st Light horse Regiment, which also includes sketches, addresses, poems and other notes. Cooper details his service in Egypt and the Sinai, and describes the battle of Romani, Magdhaba and Rafa.
    Diary of Gordon Colin Cooper 1917-1918
    Diary of Gordon Colin Cooper 1917-1918
    Diary relating to the First World War service of 475 Private Gordon Colin Cooper, 1st Light Horse Regiment. In this diary, kept between 1 January 1917 and 3 January 1918, Cooper records his service as part of 1st Light Horse Regiment. Among his observations about military life are descriptions of the Battle of Rafa and the eventual fall of Gaza,
    Diary of Gordon Colin Cooper 1918
    Diary of Gordon Colin Cooper 1918
    Diary relating to the First World War service of 475 Private Gordon Colin Cooper, 1st Light Horse Regiment. In this diary written between 1 January 1918 and 23 November 1918, Cooper records his service as part of 1st Light Horse Regiment, which also includes sketches, translations of Arabic words into English, a poem and a list of warring countries. Cooper details his service in Palestine and Transjordan, and describes the raids on Amman and Es Salt. The diary concludes as Cooper heads home to Australia.
    A16 - HMAT Star of Victoria
    A16 - HMAT Star of Victoria
    Numbered A16. HMAT STAR OF VICTORIA was a 9,152 ton Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd ship registered in London, as can be seen here on the stern. Capable of 13. 5 knots, and later re-named PORT MELBOURNE she passed from Commonwealth control on October 2, 1917, a year after this image was taken.
    Gordon Colin Cooper - Cairo 1916
    Gordon Colin Cooper - Cairo 1916
    This photo of Gordon Colin Cooper was taken in Cairo 1916
    Residence 27 Aug 1914  Osterley, Inverell, New South Wales Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gordon Colin Cooper resided at Osterley, Inverell,New South Wales, Australia at the time of his enlistment into the 1st Light Horse Regiment. 
    Military Honours 2 May 1920  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1914/15 Star No. 61442 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Military Honours 2 May 1920  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    British War Medal No. 4308 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Military Honours 2 May 1920  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Return From Active Service Badge No. C4704 issued to Gordon Colin Cooper 
    World War 1 Returned from Active Service Badge
    World War 1 Returned from Active Service Badge
    The purpose of the Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB) is to recognise Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who have returned from active or warlike service during military campaigns in operational areas.

    The RASB is not issued posthumously as the badge is intended to identify those who have returned from active service.
    Military Honours 2 May 1920  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Victory Medal No. 4308 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    War Service 6 Feb 1940  Kings Cross, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Sergeant Gordon Colin Cooper N65580 Enlisted in the Royal Australian Army on 6th February 1940 and Served until discharged on 11 January 1946, Posting at Discharge NSW Ech & Rec. 
    World War 2 Certificate of Military Service - Sergeant Gordon Colin Cooper N65580
    World War 2 Certificate of Military Service - Sergeant Gordon Colin Cooper N65580
    Gordon Enlist in the Royal Australian Army on6 February 1940 and served until discharged on 11 January 1946
    Died 12 Jul 1948  113th Australian General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Concord Hospital (Repatriation General Hospital)

      The hospital was opened on 11th March, 1941 as the 113th A.G.H. (Australian General Hospital), American and Filipino troops were admitted to the hospital with the spread of war to the Pacific region. In 1947, the hospital was transferred to the Repatriation Commission and continued to be operated through the Dept. of Veterans? Affairs with admission for ex servicemen and the general public

      The 113th Australian General Hospital became the ?Repatriation General Hospital, Concord? on 19th May, 1947 and was the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere with over 2000 beds.
    Death - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Death - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Cooper died 12 July 1948 at 113th Australian General Hospital (now known as the Concord Repatriation Hospital, aged 54 years.
    113th Australian General Hospital (now known as Concord Repatriation Hospital).
    113th Australian General Hospital (now known as Concord Repatriation Hospital).
    113th Australian General Hospital (now known as Concord Repatriation Hospital).
    Concord Repatriation Hospital
    Concord Repatriation Hospital
    Concord Repatriation Hospital - Formally known as the 113th Australian General Hospital
    Cremation 14 Jul 1948  Crematorium, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Funeral Notice - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Funeral Notice - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Cooper funeral was held at the Private Chapel of Motor Funerals Limited, 30 City Road, Sydney at 1.15pm 14 Jul 1948 and on completion of the service left for the Crematorium, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia
    Cremation details of Gordon Colin Cooper
    Cremation details of Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Cooper was cremated at the Rookwood General Cemetery on 22 September 1948
    Scattered Ashes of Gordon Colin Cooper
    Scattered Ashes of Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Coopers ashes were scatted at the Rookwood General Cemetery and the location is indicated on the map
    Funeral Service 14 Jul 1948  Private Chapel of Motor funerals Limited, 30 City Road, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The funeral will leave the Private Chapel of Motor Funeral Limited, 30 City Road, City, this afternoon, after service commencing at 1.15 o'clock for the crematorium, Rookwood. 
    Funeral Notice - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Funeral Notice - Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Cooper funeral was held at the Private Chapel of Motor Funerals Limited, 30 City Road, Sydney at 1.15pm 14 Jul 1948 and on completion of the service left for the Crematorium, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia
    Buried 14 Jul 1948  Rookwood Crematorium, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australai Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I9256  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2013 

    Father Herbert Beverley Cooper,   b. 29 May 1861, "Beverley", Bundarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1924, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Lilian May Ross,   b. 24 May 1870, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1950, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 27 May1891  St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Marriage Notice - Herbert Beverley Cooper and Lilian May Ross
    Marriage Notice - Herbert Beverley Cooper and Lilian May Ross
    Herbert Beverley Cooper married Lilian May Ross, 27 May 1891 at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
    Marriage - Herbert Beverley Cooper to Lilian May Ross
    Marriage - Herbert Beverley Cooper to Lilian May Ross
    Herbert Beverley Cooper married Lilian May Ross 27 May 1891 at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
    Family ID F2908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Inez Edna Sadie Marguerite Amsden,   b. 23 Apr 1903, Collingwood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1970, 10 King Street, Gardiner, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1939  St John's Church, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Marriage Notice - Gordon Colin Cooper and Inez (Judy) Amsden
    Marriage Notice - Gordon Colin Cooper and Inez (Judy) Amsden
    Gordon and Inez (Judy) Cooper (n. Amsden) were married on 6 September 1939 at St John's church, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia. The notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper, Wednesday 13 September 1939, Page 12
    St Johns Anglican Church, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    St Johns Anglican Church, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    St Johns Anglican Church is located at 20 Darlinghurst Rd Darlinghurst NSW
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1893 - Inverell, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - Gordon Colin Cooper enlisted in the 1st Light Horse Brigade, Machine Gun Section on 27 Aug 1914. - 27 Aug 1914 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Honours - 1914/15 Star No. 61442 - 2 May 1920 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Honours - British War Medal No. 4308 - 2 May 1920 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Honours - Return From Active Service Badge No. C4704 issued to Gordon Colin Cooper - 2 May 1920 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Honours - Victory Medal No. 4308 - 2 May 1920 - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1939 - St John's Church, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Service - Sergeant Gordon Colin Cooper N65580 Enlisted in the Royal Australian Army on 6th February 1940 and Served until discharged on 11 January 1946, Posting at Discharge NSW Ech & Rec. - 6 Feb 1940 - Kings Cross, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 1948 - 113th Australian General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremation - 14 Jul 1948 - Crematorium, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral Service - The funeral will leave the Private Chapel of Motor Funeral Limited, 30 City Road, City, this afternoon, after service commencing at 1.15 o'clock for the crematorium, Rookwood. - 14 Jul 1948 - Private Chapel of Motor funerals Limited, 30 City Road, Sydney, New South Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Jul 1948 - Rookwood Crematorium, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australai Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    A Young Gordon Colin Cooper
    A Young Gordon Colin Cooper
    Young Gordon Colin Cooper Highland dancing.
    Gordon Colin Cooper and his wife Inez Edna Sadie Marquerite Amsden (Known as 'Judy')
    Gordon Colin Cooper and his wife Inez Edna Sadie Marquerite Amsden (Known as "Judy")
    Judy is 2nd from the left and Gordon is on the far right, this photo was taken in 1941.
    Gordon Colin Cooper
    Gordon Colin Cooper
    Portrait of Gordon Colin Cooper

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1893.
      Surname Cooper, Given Names Gordon C, Sex Male, Event Birth, Index Year 1893, Father Herbert B, Lilian N, Place of Registration Inverell, Registration Year 1893, Registration Number 17815

    2. [S32] Veteran Affairs (Reliability: 3), 11 Jan 1946.
      Date of Birth 3 August 1893, Place of Birth Inverell, NSW (see attached World War 2 Service Certificate)

    3. [S34] National Archives of Australia (Reliability: 3), 27 Aug 1914.
      World War 1 Military Service Record of No. 475 Gordon Colin Cooper - see attached military service record.

    4. [S202] Australian War Memorial, 14 (Reliability: 3), 1919.
      Service No.475 Cooper, Gordon Colin, Private, ag 21, single, Address at date of enrollment Osterley, Inverell, New South Wales,

    5. [S34] National Archives of Australia, 22 (Reliability: 3), 2 May 1920.
      World War 1 Military Service Record of No. 475 Gordon Colin Cooper - see attached military service record.

    6. [S32] Veteran Affairs (Reliability: 3), 11 Jan 1946.
      See attached Certificate of Service.

    7. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 (Reliability: 3), 14 Jul 1948.
      Cooper, Gordon Colin died July 12 1948 at 113th A.G.H. beloved Husband of Judy Cooper

    8. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 (Reliability: 3), 14 Jul 1948.
      See attached funeral notice

    9. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 (Reliability: 3), 14 Jul 1948.
      See attached Newspaper Clipping

    10. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 (Reliability: 3), 14 Jul 1948.
      The relatives and friends of Mrs Judy cooper are invited to attend the funeral of her beloved husband Gordon Colin cooper. (see attached notice)

    11. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1891.
      Surname Cooper, Given Names Herbert B, Sex Male, Event Marriage, Index Year 1891, Spouse Surname Ross, Spouse Given Names Lilian M, Spouse Sex Female, Place of Registration Inverell, Registration Year 1891, Registration Number 4537

    12. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald (Reliability: 1), 11 Jul 1891.
      Cooper - Ross - May 27, at St Andrews Presbyterian church Inverell Herbert Beverley cooper and Lilian May Ross. (see attached clippings).

    13. [S94] The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 (Reliability: 3), 13 Sep 1939.
      Cooper - Amsden. September 6 at St John's, Darlinghurst Gordon Colin Cooper married Inez (Judy) Amsden (see attached Marriage Notice)

    14. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1939.
      Registration Number 13177/1939, Grooms Surname Cooper, Grooms Given Names Gordon Colin, Brides last name at time of marriage Amsden, Brides Given Names Inez Edna S Marguerite, District Sydney.


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