Cooper, Daniel Bernard
Born 23rd August 1893 South Hobart Tasmania the son of William and Mary Cooper (nee Tolland) a carpenter and joiner he embarked Melbourne 22nd December 1916 on board “HMAT Persic” with the 12th Infantry Battalion.
He was killed in action 30th May 1918 in France and is commemorated in the Borre British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord, France.
Mr. and Mrs. AV. Cooper, of Tregear Street, Derwent Park have received a notification from Base Records Office to the effect that their eldest son, Daniel Bernard, had been killed in action in France on May 30. Private Cooper left Claremont camp with early reinforcements for the Í2th Battalion, and very little time elapsed before he reached the firing-line, and during his time there had safely passed through several important engagements. Another son, William, left as a signaller in the aerial corps, and was invalided home some six months ago.
The Mercury 14th June 1918
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