Herbert Cooper

Corporal

     

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.

Newspaper Report

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.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: The Poplars, Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Philip Cooper Head 39 Patent steel wiredrawer Codnor
Elizabeth Cooper wife 38   Fritchley
Henry Cooper son 16 Engine cleaner Fritchley
George Cooper son 14 Factory hand Fritchley
Joseph Cooper son 11 School Fritchley
Sarah Cooper daughter 6 School Fritchley
Herbert Cooper son 4   Fritchley
Nellie Cooper daughter 3   Fritchley

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1911: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Philip Cooper Head 49 Patent steel wiredrawer Codnor
Elizabeth Cooper wife 48   Crich
George Cooper son 24 Labourer wire works Crich
Joseph Cooper son 21 Collier datler Crich
Sarah Cooper daughter 16 Lady finisher Stevenson Dyers Crich
Herbert Cooper son 14 Labourer Glossops bobbin mills Crich
Nellie Cooper daughter 13   Crich

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Another Herbert Cooper.

1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Herbert Cooper Head 22 Limestone burner Fritchley
Gertrude Cooper wife 17   Ambergate
Sarah Cooper daughter 2 mo   Fritchley

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1911: Nether Heage

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Herbert Cooper Head 33 Labourer lime works Derbyshire
Gertrude Cooper wife 28   Derbyshire
Sarah Cooper daughter 10   Derbyshire
Emma Cooper daughter 7   Derbyshire
Amy Cooper daughter 6 mo   Derbyshire

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