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Surname COOPER
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) Granville Thomas
Regimental Number 399
RankTrooper
Unit Name New South Wales Citizens' Bushmen
StateNSW
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Murray: killed 14.10.1900.
Source:# 117 War Memorial Boorowa NSW, killed in action 12.10.1900 at Molopo Ottoshoop.
B5204: born 1878 Boorowa NSW, a station hand wounded 12.9.1900 died 13.10.1900.
URL2: War Memorial Boorowa NSW.
URL4: ?TS HOOPER NSWB killed 12.9.1900 at Molopo R.
URL5: ?T or J COOPER 'D'Sqn. photo #21.
URL6: Regtl. Staff, Driver.
URL7: Burrowa NSW.
URL8: A meeting of the committee in connection with the movement to erect a monument to the memory of the late Trooper Thomas Granville COOPER, of Burrowa NSW, who was killed at the war in South Africa on 12.10.1900, was held in the Mechanics' Institute, on Saturday evening 21.9.1901, Dr. Hosts presiding. The hon. secretary intimated that since last meeting, there had been further promises and payments amounting to 3 11s. 6d., which with the sum of 61 1s. already received, made a total of 64 12s 6d. The cost of erecting the monument would be 67 6s., and there would be incidental expenses for extra lettering, etc which would bring the total expense up 70 8s., and consequently a sum of about 6 was still required. It was decided that the monumental mason be paid 50 on completion of the work, the balance to be paid after the expiration of two calendar months. It was also decided that the relatives of the late Trooper COOPER, be invited to attend the unveiling of the monument on 12.10.1901 and that an effort be made to get the captain of the late trooper's company to attend.
URL8: Aust. Boer War Memorial database record.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 75 204
Wallace1: The Australians at the Boer War page(s) 287
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 117
B5204: National Archives of Australia series B5204
Barrier Miner: Barrrier Miner newspaper date(s) 18.10.1900
Town&Country: Aust. Town and Country journal date(s) 17 & 24.2 & 10.3.1900
BurrowaNews: Burrowa News newspaper date(s) 27.9.1901
External Link URL1www.hagsoc.org.au/sagraves/nmcdb/nmcdb-search.php
External Link URL2www.skp.com.au/memorials/pages/20036.htm
External Link URL3athene.mit.csu.edu.au/~rmclachl/hst209/boorowa.htm
External Link URL4nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44266304
External Link URL5nla.gov.au/nla.news-page5324820
External Link URL6nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71377189
External Link URL7nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71376441
External Link URL8bwm.org.au/site/Granville_Cooper.php


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Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
 
Colin Roe
Canberra

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