There are two possible Fritchley-born Herbert Coopers. One was the son of Philip and Elizabeth, born in about 1897, who worked at Glossop’s bobbin mill before the war. The other was born about 1879, a limestone burner (husband of Gertrude) who would have been thirty-five with three children when the war broke out.
1918 Crich voters
Herbert Cooper, Hill Top; absent on military service.
Derbyshire Courier 23 February 1918
CRICH, LEA & HOLLOWAY
Soldiers over on leave during the week include Dispatch Rider Herbert Mercer (R.E.), who came on Sunday. He has been in France since September, nineteen fifteen, and was last on leave about ten months ago. Lance-Corporal John Curzon, of the Tours, has been over, having recently recovered from shrapnel wounds in his shoulder. Cpl Herbert Cooper, of Fritchley, another wounded soldier, came over last Friday, after spending three weeks in Southampton Hospital, suffering with trench foot. He came from the Arras front. Driver Samuel Lynam, son of Mr F.J.Lynam is another Fritchley soldier over from France. Signaller Arthur Bowmer, one of the four soldier sons of Mr and Mrs John Bowmer, of the Cross, came from France on Tuesday. Signaller Arthur Perry, Machine Gunner, Maurice Perry, and Private Charles Perry, the three fighting sons of Mr and Mrs C.Perry of the Market Place, have also been over together. The two former have been in France for about three years, never met each other. Maurice has been wounded and gassed four times.
1901: The Poplars, Fritchley
|Philip||Cooper||Head||39||Patent steel wiredrawer||Codnor|
|Philip||Cooper||Head||49||Patent steel wiredrawer||Codnor|
|George||Cooper||son||24||Labourer wire works||Crich|
|Sarah||Cooper||daughter||16||Lady finisher Stevenson Dyers||Crich|
|Herbert||Cooper||son||14||Labourer Glossops bobbin mills||Crich|
Another Herbert Cooper.
1911: Nether Heage
|Herbert||Cooper||Head||33||Labourer lime works||Derbyshire|