|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||35838||2/5th Battalion; B Coy|
Photo courtesy Alastair Cooper
George was born 8 September 1892 in Heage to Joseph and Clara Cooper. The Crich National School's admissions register for 1902 has them living at Pothouse with the name of the last school being Fritchley. He was raised at South Wingfield and Crich marrying Doris Burton Hoyland in 1925. He died in 1982.
He became a prisoner of war at Bullecourt on 21 March 1918 (the first day of the German Spring Offensive 1918) and was in Bülmen Camp and Limburg Camp. Both PoW records have his date of birth incorrectly recorded it should have been 'Heage 8.9.92'
Medal Card Index
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Prisoner of War Records
Cooper George 35838; Pte Notts & Derby;
Bullecourt 21.3.18; Marchiennes; communiqué famille 26.4.18;
Hill House, Cromford, Matlock; Mother (as above);
Cooper George 35838; 2/5 N.Derby;
Bullecourt 21.3.1918, Bülmen;
Limberg, sometimes spelt 'Lumberg' was reputed to have been one of the worst of the WW1 Prisoner of War camps, with very basic facilities.
1918 Voters List, Crich
George Cooper, the Cross; absent on military service
1939 Register: Whitecross Road, Bakewell
George Cooper b.8 September 1892; AA road services
Doris B Cooper b.20 February 1897
Brenda Cooke (Cooper) b.10 June 1928; school
three closed records
1901: South Wingfield
|Clara E||Cooper||wife||33||South Wingfield|
|Hilda A||Cooper||daughter||5||South Wingfield|
|Sarah E||Baldwin||visitor||16?||Farmers daughter||Crich|
|Joseph Isaac||Cooper||Head||42||Corn miller out of work||Heage|
|Sarah Ann||Cooper||wife||48||Crooks Sheffield|
|George||Cooper||son||18||Coal Screener above ground||Heage|
|Hilda Annie||Cooper||daughter||15||Woollen Mill hand bitter||South Wingfield|
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