George Cooper


Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 35838 2/5th Battalion; B Coy

Photo courtesy Alastair Cooper

George Cooper in WW1

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 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
[Bülmen Camp]
Cooper George 35838; Pte Notts & Derby;
Bullecourt 21.3.18; Marchiennes; communiqué famille 26.4.18;
Heage 8.9.83;
Hill House, Cromford, Matlock; Mother (as above);

[Limburg Camp]
Cooper George 35838; 2/5 N.Derby;
Bullecourt 21.3.1918, Bülmen;
3.8.95, Heage;
Mutter Cromford-Matlock;

1918 Voters List, Crich
George Cooper, the Cross; absent on military service


1901: South Wingfield

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph I Cooper Head 32 Farmer Heage
Clara E Cooper wife 33   South Wingfield
George Cooper son 8   Heage
Hilda A Cooper daughter 5   South Wingfield
Sarah E Baldwin visitor 16? Farmers daughter Crich

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1911: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
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
Edna Cooper daughter 10   South Wingfield
Ruth Cooper daughter 5   Wheatcroft

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