Sidney Charles Cooper

First Name: 
Sidney
Middle Name: 
Charles
Last Name: 
Cooper
Mother's Name: 
Jane Cooper
Father's Name: 
Charles Cooper
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, February 14, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, April 11, 1917
Place of Death: 
Bullecourt, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Sidney Cooper (Service No 5667) was born in Sydney, N.S.W. around 1893.

When Sidney enlisted at the age of 23 he was single and living at Corrimal, N.S.W. where he worked as an engineer's assistant.

He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray with 18th Reinforcements on 3rd May 1916.  After disembarking in Egypt, Sidney was sent on to France, and arrived on 15th October 1916.

Sidney was a Lewis gunner with 12 Platoon, C Company, 13th Battalion, having joined them on 30th October 1916.

On 11th April 1917, 13th Battalion was fighting at Bullecourt, France, and Sidney Cooper was killed.   Some of his fellow soliders spoke to him after he was wounded in the German first trench, one remaining with him for 1/2 hour, but Sidney died before help could get to him.

There is no known grave for Sidney; He is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, COOPER S C

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