Born: 1870, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire.

Died: 26th May 1901; age: 30; Died of Disease, at Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: 94, Croft Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4479.

Regiment: 1st (King’s) Dragoon Guards, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony & Orange Free State.




1871   3, Cottage Row, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire.


Edward was 5 months old and living with his parents.

Edward Cooper, 28, a Fisherman, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Syer Haywood Cooper (nee Flick), 26, born Framsden, Suffolk.



1881   7, Florence Terrace, Myton, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire.


Edward was 10 years old and living with his mother & sisters.

Syer, 36, a Mariner’s Wife.

Florence Ada Cooper, 8, born Kingston upon Hull.

Gertrude Cooper, 6, born Kingston upon Hull.


Edward’s father, 39 year old, Edward was away from the family home. He was Master of fishing smack ‘Winona’ with a crew of 4 men. They were at the large sandbank Dogger Bank in the North Sea – and due to be at Albert Dock, Liverpool on the 6th April 1881.


1891   Thoroughfare, Woodbridge, Suffolk.


Edward was 20 years old, a Baker’s Assistant for 46 year old, William Charles Daniels, a Baker & Confectioner. Edward’s brother was staying at the Baker’s.

Gilbert Cooper, 9, born Kingston upon Hull.


On Christmas Eve, 1881, Edward’s father, Edward Cooper was lost at sea when fishing smack ‘Winona’ H863, was lost with all hands in the North Sea.


Edward is also remembered on a plaque at the parish church Woodbridge, Suffolk.

The Boer War.

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