Cooper, Samuel

BORN PELSALL, STAFFORDSHIRE, 07/03/1890. SON OF SAMUEL COOPER (1866-1941) & MARIA JANE BREEZE (1864-1948). SON OF A ROOFER/SHINGLER. ONE OF TEN CHILDREN. WAS A LABOURER IN HULL. EMIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA. A SINGLE MAN. HE WORKED AS A POLICE CONSTABLE. LIVED ARBURY BRIDGE JUNCTION, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA.

HE ENLISTED AGED 25, IN THE 5TH AUSTRALIAN MACHINE GUN COMPANY, AT LIVERPOOL, NEW SOUTH WALES, ON 09/03/1915. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT 8 INCHES TALL, 168 LBS. BROWN HAIR, FAIR COMPLEXION. PROMOTED TO CORPORAL ON 29/03/1915. LEFT SYDNEY FOR GALLIPOLI ON 12/05/1915. PROMOTED TO SERGEANT ON 28/11/1915 AT GALLIPOLI. ARRIVED ALEXANDRIA ON 09/01/1916. ARRIVED MARSEILLES, FRANCE ON 17/03/1916. KILLED IN ACTION ON 14/11/1916, AGED 26. HIS NAME IS LISTED ON THE VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL. ALSO RECORDED ON THE STONE PILLARS OF ST MARY’S CHURCH, SCULCOATES LANE, HULL.
IN 1928 HIS FATHER SAMUEL COOPER, REQUESTED A GRANT FROM THE SYDNEY POLICE, STATING THAT HE WAS 62 YEARS OLD, POORLY AND OUT OF WORK, LIVING AT 13 PARK GROVE, HULL. HE REQUESTED A BOX OF CLOTHES WHICH HIS DEAD SON LEFT, WORTH £50.00.

HIS BROTHER, DAVID COOPER, ENLISTED IN THE NORTH STAFFS ARTILLERY, 1908. HIS BROTHER, ROWLAND COOPER, SERVED IN THE YORKSHIRE REGIMENT AND BROTHER, CHARLES COOPER, AN ENGINE CLEANER, SERVED IN THE ROYAL ENGINEERS.


First name:
SAMUEL
Military Number:
761
Rank:
Sergeant
Date Died
14/11/1916
Place died:
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France
Age:
26
11 , ADDERBURY GROVE, BEVERLEY ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK