Roland Arthur Cooper

Alias Ronald Arthur Cooper

Born 17.12.1897

Place Mariupol, Ukraine

Ethnic origin British

Religion Congregational

Father Richard Henry Cooper

Mother Lily Cooper (nee Edwards)


Wife Eileen Emily Cooper (nee Moss), married 1932 Sydney

Residence before arrival at Australia Volsk, Saratov, Russia

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 6.02.1909
per Everton Grange
disembarked at Sydney

Residence before enlistment Sydney

Occupation 1917 draughtsman, 1937 newsagent

service number 36598
enlisted 15.02.1917
POE Sydney
unit 5th FAB
rank Private, Gunner, Driver
place Western Front, 1918-1919
final fate RTA 22.06.1919
discharged 31.08.1919

Naturalisation Natural born British subject

Residence after the war Sydney

Died 25.08.1954, Sydney


Digitised service records (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

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Blog article



From Falling stars: The story of Anzacs from Ukraine:

Roland Arthur Cooper, a British man born in Ukraine who moved with his parents to Australia at the age of ten, was a teenager at the outbreak of the war. He served in the Militia in Sydney before his parents allowed him to enlist in the AIF in 1917, at nineteen.