Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18


Bancourt British Cemetery
Bancourt British Cemetery

COOPER, Thomas William

Rank: Private
Service No: 15064
Regiment/Service: Essex Regiment – 11th Battalion
Died: 15/10/1916 – Killed in action, probably in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette on the Somme, aged 36
Cemetery: Bancourt British Cemetery – Grave: VIII. D. 1.
Memorial Inscription: ‘In ever loving memory of a dear husband and father, from his wife and children.’
War Office Information: Son of John and Rebecca Cooper; husband of Mary Elizabeth Cooper, of Geddington, Kettering. Native of Geddington.

Personal Information

Parents: John & Rebecca Cooper (nee Butler)
Born: Sep 1880, Geddington (Q3 1880, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 187)
Baptised: 26 Sep 1880, Geddington (Ref: FHL Film No. 6127507)


Census Information

1881 Census: ‘near Cross’, Geddington
John Cooper (father), Aged 26; sawyer; b. Geddington
Rebecca Cooper (mother); Aged 22; b. Harrowden Parva
Bertha E Cooper (sister); Aged 2; b. Geddington
Thomas W Cooper; Aged 8 months; b. Geddington
Source Citation: Class: RG11; Piece: 1579; Folio: 86; Page: 10; GSU roll: 1341379.

1891 Census: Bridge Street, Geddington
John Cooper (father); Aged 36; stationery engine driver
Rebecca Cooper (mother); Aged 32
Thomas W Cooper; Aged 10
Ada A Cooper (sister); Aged 8; b. Geddington
Maria Elizabeth Cooper (sister); Aged 5; b. Geddington
Agnes M Cooper (sister); Aged 1; b. Geddington
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 1219; Folio: 72; Page: 10; GSU Roll: 6096329.

1901 Census: Bridge Street, Geddington
John Cooper (father); Aged 46; portable engine driver
Rebekah Cooper; Aged 42
Thomas W Cooper, Aged 13; waggon repair, Midland Railway
Agnes M Cooper (sister); Aged 11
Hilda R Cooper (sister); Aged 1; b. Geddington
James Mapley (lodger); Aged 28; shoe riveter; b. Newport Pagnall
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1446; Folio: 125; Page: 18.

1911 Census: Grafton Road, Geddington
Thomas Cooper; Aged 30; ironstone labourer – married 5 years
Mary Cooper (wife); Aged 25; 3 living children; b. Weldon
John Cooper (son); Aged 4; b. Kettering
Olive Cooper (daughter); Aged 3; b. Kettering
Elsie Cooper (daughter); Aged 4 months; b. Geddington
Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 8565; Schedule Number: 84.

Marriage: to Mary Elizabeth Browning (Q4 1905, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 403)


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