Private George Cooper relates his experiences with the Gordon Highlanders during the First World War

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Accession Number S02036
Collection type Sound
Measurement 27 min 30 sec
Object type Oral history
Physical description ACME XHG C90 Cassettee
Maker Cooper, George
Unknown
Department of Veterans' Affairs, Victorian State Office
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Glen Waverley
Date made 6 July 1994
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

George Cooper discusses: prewar work; conscription; joins the Gordon Highlanders August 1917; expectations of war; family's reaction to his enlistment; training; escort at military funerals; elite drill squad; military discipline; completes signallers course; wears a kilt in France; playing cards in the front line; armistice; occupation in Germany; discharge September 1919; postwar work; emigrates to Australia 1953; family; retirement activities and relaxation. Transcript is available, please see Sound section for details

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