John William Cooper

Personal Details Born: 4 May 1886 in Whitchurch, Shropshire; baptised 21 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church. Family: He was the second of three children born to John Cooper, a farm labourer, and his wife Mary. He …


Edward Harold Cooper

Grenadier Guards

Personal Details Born: 27 June 1894 and baptised July 18 the same year at St Alkmund’s parish church in Whitchurch. Family: Second son of Alfred and May Cooper. In 1916 Edward married Mary J Bedford in Whitchurch and together they …


Campaign Medals 3

The 1914 Star (also known as ‘Pip’) was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who …


William Cooper

The Great War History Hub Whitchurch, shropshire - War dead missing image

William Thomas Cooper was born in Tunstall, Staffordshire in 1895. He was the second son of Arthur and Mary Jane Cooper of Wrenbury Heath, Nantwich, Cheshire. Regiment : 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment Rank : Private Service Number : 10244 Killed in …