Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury newspaper 1917.
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.
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.
Leonard, 20, a Warehouseman – Corn Merchant.
Laura, 17, a Domestic.
Rosa Cooper, 6, born Ipswich.
Ellen Violet Cooper, 10 months, born Ipswich.
Entry from the Diary of William Motts – “The Steeple Keeper” courtesy of David Evans St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich:
May He Rest In Peace.
Herbert is also remembered on the war memorial at the Presbyterian Church formerly on London Road, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.