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New Eastwood Nottinghamshire
Charles William Cooper was born in 1894 at Eastwood and was the son of the late Thomas Cooper a coal miner and Mary Cooper née Coulson of 7 Main Street New Eastwood Nottinghamshire. His father Thomas was born in 1859 at Bedford and died in 1913 aged 54 yrs, and his mother Mary Coulson was born in 1863 at Bathley, Nottinghamshire, they were married in 1881, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have the following children, Elizabeth b1882 Eastwood, John Thomas b1885 Kimberley, Georgina b1888 Kimberley, Charlotte b1889 Eastwood, Alice Maud b1892 Eastwood, Charles William b1894 Eastwood, Constance b1896 Eastwood, Kenneth Clyde b1898 Eastwood, Gladys b1899 Eastwood, Phillip b1902 Eastwood, Florence b1904 Eastwood, Daniel b1907 Eastwood, and Sydney b1910 Eastwood. In the 1911 census the family are living at Chapel Street, New Eastwood and are shown as Thomas 52 yrs a scavenger, he is living with his wife Mary 48 yrs and their children, Georgina 23 no occupation listed, Charles William 17 yrs a brick yard labourer, Kenneth Clyde 12 yrs, Phillip 9 yrs, Flossie 7 yrs, Daniel 4 yrs and Sydney 6 months of age.
He was a miner at Moorgreen Colliery
15 Jul 1916
759201 - CWGC Website
Leicestershire Regiment
Private Charles William Cooper enlisted at Nottingham on 5th September 1914, he gave his age as 20 yrs and 1 month and his occupation as that of a collier. His father was deceased and his next of kin was his mother Mary Cooper 7 Main Street, Eastwood. He was posted to the 8th Bn Leicestershire Regiment and landed in France on 29th July 1915. He was killed by shell fire, having already been wounded and making his way to a dressing station, after the assault at Bazentin on the Somme on July 15th 1916. Any hopes that Cooper had been taken prisoner were finally dispelled nine months later by official letter (see photo).
Remembered on


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  • Letter to Cooper's mother
    - Letter to Cooper's mother