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. 








    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 
    1914-15 Star
    1914-15 Star
    The 1914?15 Star was authorised in 1918 and was awarded for service in specified theatres of war between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915. A recipient of the 1914 Star could not also be awarded the 1914?15 Star.
    Eligibility

    The 1914-15 Star may be awarded to those who saw service in a prescribed Theatre of War between 5 August 1914 and 31…
    British War Medal
    British War Medal
    British War Medal, Left to Right Obv and Rev Sides
    Instituted by King George V in 1919 to mark the end of World War I and record the service given. The qualification period was later extended to cover post-war mine clearance and service in Russia during 1919 and 1920.
    The British War Medal was awarded for service in a theatre of war between 5…
    Victory Medal
    Victory Medal
    Left to Right: obv Face and Rev Face
    The Victory Medal was authorised in 1919 to commemorate the victory of the Allied Forces over the Central Powers. Each of the Allied nations issued a ?Victory Medal' to their own nationals with all of these having the figure of Victory on the obverse as a common feature. Australians were awarded the medal…
    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
    British War Medal No. 4308 

    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 

    Military Honours 2 May 1920  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Victory Medal No. 4308 

    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.

    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 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.

    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
    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

  • 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. [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)

    2. [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

    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. [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.

    14. [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)


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