Born: 18 October 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: He was the only son of Edgar Samuel Cooper, a draper’s assistant, and his wife Edith Emily, a confectioner. He was brother to Dorothy and Violet. In 1933 he married Agnes Nancy Gutteridge in Loughborough, Leicestershire. No children can be identified for the marriage.
Residence: Records show that Norman lived at 4 Watergate Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire from 1901 until at least 1919. In 1934, after his marriage, his address was 32 Watergate Street. By 1939 he had moved to 36 Highcrest Avenue, Gatley, Manchester, Lancashire and was still living at that address at the time of his death.
Employment: Norman was awarded a scholarship for Whitchurch Grammar School and left in 1912 to work as a clerk at W H Smith of Whitchurch, Ironfounders. In 1934 he was listed as a confectioner (his wife was a confectioner) but five years later was employed as a salesman in the accounting industry.
Died: 8 February 1957 in Manchester.
Regiment: 1/28th Punjabis (previously Royal West Kent Regiment, Indian Army Reserve of Officers and King’s Royal Rifle Corps)
Rank: Lieutenant (previously Private)
Service Number: Commissioned (previously C/450)
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Not known
Other Information: Was in France in November 1915. Listed as wounded in May 1916.
Norman was issued with his Victory Medal by the Indian authorities.The Victory Medals produced at the Calcutta Mint often appear duller than standard British issue.