Jump to content
  • This database is still under construction.
    You may not find everyone in here yet.

  • William Gardiner COOPER

    Peter Epps
    • Regimental Number: WX12431

    William enlisted on 6 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 3 Sect, “A” Platoon. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.    

    Transferred to 44th Battalion on 4 Jul 1943, was promoted Acting Corporal, 14 Oct 1943 and reverted to Private on 3 Dec 1943.

    He transferred to 2/11th Battalion on 5 Jul 1944 and embarked for New Guinea aboard "KATOOMBA" on 5 Nov 1944 and returned to Australia on 30 Nov 1945, transferring to 17th Australian Maintenance Battalion, 17 Dec 1945.

    He was discharged on 15 Aug 1946.

    He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below. He is now also entitled to the Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with a clasp 

    Medals Pac.JPG

    B Medals.JPG


    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

  • Current Donation Goals (click to donate)

    • Raised $3,382.00 of $5,000.00 target
  • We strongly encourage anyone with extra information or contributions to add to this website to get in touch with us via the forums or add a comment to the relevant item, if a comments section is available.

  • Create New...