image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.


Born: 1896, Ipswich.

Died: 28th April 1917; age: 20; KiA.

Residence: 22, Milner Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 43717

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly 2472, Suffolk Cyclist Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1901   22, Milner Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Leonard Cooper, 34, a Brazier, born Rendham, Suffolk.

Emily Cooper (nee Forsdick), 33, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Leonard Frederick Cooper, 10, born Ipswich.

Laura May Cooper, 7, born Ipswich.

Lily Grace Cooper, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   22, Milner Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 15 years old, an Office Boy – Commercial. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Leonard, 44, a Tinman – Tinmaker.

Emily, 43.

Leonard, 20, a Warehouseman – Corn Merchant.

Laura, 17, a Domestic.

Lily, 11.

Rosa Cooper, 6, born Ipswich.

Ellen Violet Cooper, 10 months, born Ipswich.


Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at the Presbyterian Church formerly on London Road, Ipswich.

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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