Cooper Ronald Thomas Captain 130593
Name Cooper Ronald Thomas
Army number 130593
Date of birth Not yet confirmed.
Unit Cadet at Sandhurst OCTU. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Commissioned from Cadet as a 2/Lt 11/5/1940. Posted to No 4 ITC Brancepeth May 1940. Posted Sandhurst 161st OCTU 12/8/1941 to 27/8/1942 - possibly as an Instructor. Posted as DAQMG 28/3/1942. Served with Colonial Forces. Posted to the 11th Bn DLI 6/9/1943. Left Battalion before 17/6/1944. Posted to No 4 ITC. Released 1946 as Hon. Major. Relinquished Commission 6/10/1951 and granted rank of Hon Major.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Administration Officer.
Joined Brigade 06-Sep-43.
Promotions Lt 11/5/40, Captain 30/1/41, A/Major 28/3/42, W/S Captain 26/8/1945.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet confirmed.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 11DLI
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