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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: HMNZT 74
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: Military personnel file
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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