James (Charles) Cooper

Name

James (Charles) Cooper

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/03/1918
39

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
8337
Connaught Rangers
6th Bn.

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 15A
France

UK Memorials

Codicote Village Memorial
Peace Memorial Hall, Codicote

Pre War

Born in in Codicote, Welwyn, Herts in 1879 to James and Lavinia Cooper. Baptised at St Giles, Codicote on 28 September 1979. 1901 Census: Living with widowed father and family at Heath Lane, Codicote and working as a farm labourer. Enlisted at Hatfield, Herts.

Wartime Service

Also served in Bedfordshire Regiment & Prince of Wales's Leinster Regt (Royal Canadians) under regimental numbers 4/4576 & 3/5760. Killed in action during the Battle of St Quentin, one of the battles of the Somme.

Additional Information

War gratuity of £21 granted to father James.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer, June Colegrove