The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Robert Cooper

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Robert James Cooper

Ancestor's date of birth: 21/01/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 09/12/1955

Cause of Death: AMI Hypertension

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Painter and decorator.

Service Number: 24589

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Australia, Place of Enlistment: Duke St S.W. London UK

Unit: 27 Coy 7 Bn Imperial Yeomanary

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: Not applicable, did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Detail not available, travelled from UK.

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen and King's South Africa Medals with claps.

Personal Characteristics: Good

Reasons to go and fight: ?

Details of service in war: The 27th (Devonshire) Company of the Imperial Yeomanry was raised in 1900; co-sponsored by Royal 1st Devonshire Yeomanry Cavalry, and Royal North Devonshire Hussars. The Yeomanry did much valuable work patrolling the veldt, but saw little action.

Service and life after the Boer War: Came to Sydney with his wife and two sons in 1912. Continued to work as a painter and decorator.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jane Cooper, TURRAMURRA NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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