|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)||47552||14th, 2nd & 1st Battalions|
|Labour Corps||528141||501st Agricultural Coy|
Photos courtesy Enid Hanson
Herbert was born and raised at Fritchley and married Gertrude Jackson 12 November 1900 at Belper in 1900. He had five daughters and a son. The family moved to Nether Heage before relocating to Codnor Park prior to his enlistment in Dec 1915. He served in France from Aug 1916 until March 1917. After his demob in March 1919, the family later relocated to Codnor.
Enlisted Dec 1916; 14th were Reserve Battalion.
He went to France to join 2nd battalion on 29/8/16 but soon moved to 1st battalion 29/10/16.
Army Service Record
He enisted 25 May 1916 at Derby, aged 39 years and 6 months, a married farm carter living at Foundry Road, Codnor Park. Height 5ft 5⅛ . A Primative Methodist (or Wesleyan) born at Fritchley.
Next of kin Gertrude Jackson married 12/11/1900 at Belper; children Sarah, Emma, Amy, Albert Victor, Elsie Florence May, baby girl
Born 1876 Fritchley
10/12/15 to 28/08/16
29/08/16 to 02/03/17 Expeditionary Forces France
In 1919 transferred to the Labour Corps
03/05/19 Awarded 20% disabilty allowance of 5/6 ; married with 4 children
Medal Index Record
528141 Pte Cooper Herbert, Labour Corps; (also 47552 Notts & Derby) awarded Victory and British War Medals
His younger brother Albert Victor Cooper is also on the Roll of Honour
1911: Nether Heage
|Herbert||Cooper||Head||33||Labourer lime works||Derbyshire|
1939 Register: Goose Lane Codnor
Herbert Cooper b. 22 June 1899; farm labourer
Gertrude Cooper b. 19 March 1903 [crossed out and changed to 1884]