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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Pte 25828 Thomas Cooper

  • Age: 25
  • From: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • K.I.A Wednesday 18th October 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.

Thomas Cooper was born on the 25th January, 1891 in Ellesmere Port and was baptised on the 29th March, 1891 at Ellesmere Port. He was the son of William and Mary Cooper, of 51 Queen Street, Ellesmere Port.

 

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 51 Queen Street, Ellesmere Port.

The Father William is aged 64, born 1847 and is a Farm Labourer and was born in Teasham, Cheshire. His wife Mary is aged 64, born 1847 in Little Sutton, Cheshire. They have two children, Thomas aged 20, born 1891 and occupation Iron worker Sheet Mills, and Mary aged 23, born 1888 who is married to George Crow who is aged 25, born 1886 in Birmingham and is also an Iron Worker and  they have two children.

He was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 25828 when he was killed in action on the 18th October 1916 aged 25 during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges which was part of the ongoing Somme Offensive

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

 

He is also commemorated on the family headstone and his inscription reads:

“GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”

We currently have no further information on Thomas Cooper, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

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