SX1435 Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Day Thomas Cooper, MBE

Date of birth1912-04-02 Adelaide, SA 
Date and unit at enlinstment (ORs)  1934-06-30   
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1934-06-30  27th Battalion. 
Date commissioned  1935-08-07   
Date promoted  1935-08-07  Lieutenant. 
Other units  1939-10-13  Seconded 2/10th Battalion. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1939-11-08  Enlisted 2nd AIF. 
Date promoted  1940-02-23  Captain. 
Other  1940-06-18  Arrived Scotland. 
Other  1940-12-31  Arrived Middle East from United Kingdom. 
Date promoted  1941-07-05  Major. 
Other  1941-09-13 - 1941-12-30  Course Middle East Staff School. 
Other units  1942-01-14  Commanding officer 2/27th Battalion. 
Other units  1942-01-14 - 1942-12-01  2/27th Battalion. 
Date of honour or award  1942-02-18  Member of the Order of the British Empire. 
Date returned to Australia  1942-03-25  Adelaide. 
Other  1942-07-30  Course 3MD Combined Operations School 18. 
Other  1942-08-14  Arrived Moresby. 
Date wounded  1942-12-01  Gun shot wound to neck and left arm. 
Date returned to Australia  1942-12-06  Brisbane. 
Other  1943-03-11  Seconded instructor senior Staff School. 
Other  1943-07-13  Special Duty 9. 
Other  1943-12-10  Chief instructor Jnr Tactical School, Second Australian Army. 
Other  1944-08-21  Reserve of Officers. 

Interviewed by the author Peter Brune regarding his service in PNG.