Albert Victor Cooper (1897–1966)


Royal Army Medical Corps 103911  

Victor, as he was known, was born and raised at Fritchley. At the time of enlistment, he was a coal miner living on Sleetmoor Lane, Somercotes. He served in Salonika from Aug 1916 to Jan 1919, with no leave. After demob, Albert V Cooper married Annie Wright in 1920 (Basford reg district)and had a family. For many years, the family lived on Pease Hill, Ripley, and Victor worked as a collier. His only son passed away in 1939, aged seventeen. Born 1897, Fritchley; died 1966, Shardlow Distict.

Army Service Record
He attestested 15 November 1915 at Ilkeston a coal miner aged 19 years 11 months, unmarried. Height 5ft 4in, next of kin Elizabeth Butler (sister) of Bridge Street, Belper. Address given for pay Sleetmoor Lane, Somercotes. Born 1895 at Crich, C of E. Awarded British War and Victory medals. Demobbed 20 February 1919
Home 15/11/15 to 03/ 08/16
Salonika 09/08/16 to 04/01/19 - Embarked Southampton 09/08/16 on HS "Glengorm Castle"
Home 05/01/19 to 20/02/19

March 14th 1921: Dear Sir, I herewith wish to notify you of my change of residence which is as follows: Mr AV Cooper c/o Mr J Wright, Pease Hill, Ripley, Derbyshire. I am yours obediently, No. 193911 Pte AV Cooper

Medal Index Record
Cooper Albert V RAMC 103911 Victory and Britsh War Medals

His brother Herbert Cooper is also on the Roll of Honour


1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Jabez Cooper Head 62 General labourer Heage
Tryphena Cooper Wife 57   Fritchley
James Butler boarder 22 Wood turner Crich
Lily Butler boarder 19   Fritchley
William Cooper son 14   F ritchley
Albert V Cooper son 3   Fritchley
Elizabeth Butler son (sic) 9 mo   Fritchley

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1911: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Tryphana Cooper Head (married) 67 Hosiery hand cotton patent Crich Parish
Lily Butler widow 29   Crich Parish
Victor Cooper son 13 newsagent Crich Parish
Lizzebth Butler daughter 19   Crich Parish
Winifred Butler daughter 6   Crich Parish
May Butler daughter 3   Crich Parish

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1939 Register: Pease Hill, Ripley
Albert V Cooper b.6 December 1897; coal miner packer
Annie Cooper b. 21 September 1898