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Richard was born in 1888. He married Martha Spencer in 1910 and they had a son Henry Cooper. In 1911 the family lived at 61 Brand Street Meadow Lane Nottingham along with Martha’s mother and four other boarders. Martha married John Boyer at Nottingham O/N/D/1917.
In 1911 he was a miner (hewer).
21 Apr 1917
745436 - CWGC Website
10th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Richard Rawson Cooper enlisted at Nottingham landing in France 23/12/1915. He was killed in action between 21st/28th April 1917.
Arras Memorial Bay 8 Nottingham Evening Post 22nd April 1918: ‘COOPER. – In memory of Pte. Dick Cooper, killed in action between April 21st and 28th, 1917. Not forgotten by mother and father-in-law, Mrs. and Mr. [Jane] Spencer, Meadow-lane, Nottingham, and little Len, Harry.’ ‘COOPER. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Richard Rawson (Dick), who was killed in action between April 21st and 28th, 1917. Ever in our thoughts. – Sisters, and brother (in France).’ In Memoriam notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 This is a probable id with an incorrect surname entry on the memorial.
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