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Full Name
John Vaughan Cooper
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
John Vaughan
Surname
Cooper
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
30181
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Surveyor's assistant
Next of Kin
Mrs J. Cooper (mother), care of F. Thorpe, Madeira Road, Napier, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
21st Reinforcements Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section
Embarkation Date
19 January 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Ulimaroa
Destination
Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number
52
Page on Nominal Roll
25
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
22 December 1917
Age at Death
21
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
  • Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
  • Family grave memorial, Havelock North Cemetery, Havelock North, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Son of James and Margaret L. Cooper, of Pahiatua. Native of Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Description of Image
  • Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial (Machine Gun Corps), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium (photo B.G. Knights, 2009)
  • Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium (photo B.G. Knights, 2009)
  • Family grave memorial, Havelock North Cemetery (photo: G.A. Fortune 1999)
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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