Studio portrait of 7251 Private (Pte) Louis Frederick Cooper, 12th Battalion, of Longford ...

Unit 12th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P07687.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital file TIFF
Maker Spurling, S
Place made Australia: Tasmania, Launceston
Date made c November 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 7251 Private (Pte) Louis Frederick Cooper, 12th Battalion, of Longford Tasmania, with his mother, Fanny Maria Cooper. Cooper enlisted on 29 October 1916 and travelled to Mitcham Camp, Adelaide for training before embarking aboard HMAT Seang Bee (A48) on 10 February 1917. Following further training in England, he proceeded to join his battalion in France in October. Pte Cooper died of pneumonia at Tidworth Military Hospital on 24 July 1918 and was buried with full military honours. In a burial report sent to his mother, Pte Cooper was reported as "very popular with both Officers and Men of his Unit and always proved himself a good comrade". See also D00479.