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Cooper, W., Pte., 1918
In Grevillers British Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 49735 Private William Cooper, serving with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) who died 30/09/1918.

The following has been submitted by John Grainger:

William Cooper
Pte. 49735 2/4 Bn. West Riding Reg. 30/9/1918 Grevillers British Cemetery. Age 23. Enlisted 11/12/1915 as Pte. 205342 Yorkshire Reg. 4th Res. Battalion, he was placed on Army Reserve same day. Informed army he was aged 31 years 11 months, occupation leveller at coke plant. Lived at 9 King William Str. Spennymoor with his wife Jane Ann Cooper and two children, both born Spennymoor, Leslie Rutherford Cooper, 8th September 1908 and John S. Cooper born 17th June 1911.

Mobilised 2nd July 1917 as Private 205342 Yorks Regiment and entered France 30th November 1917. On 17th August 1918 transferred to 2/4 Battalion West Riding Regiment as Private 49735. Wounded in action 19th September 1918, received wounds to left leg and right arm accompanied by severe shock, he was taken to No. 34 Casualty Clearing Station where he died on his wounds on the 30th.

Husband of Jane Ann Hood (formerly Cooper) of 9 King William Street. Son of John and Jeremiah Cooper of 14 Hume St., Spennymoor. Brother to John, Thomas, Liza Jane and five married sisters, Sarah Edwards, Laura Kirtley, Mary Lawson, Elizabeth Peters and Jenny (no surname given).

He is remembered at Spennymoor on S131.02 S131.11 S131.16 and at Tudhoe Grange on T61.02

The CWGC entry for Private Cooper

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk