Herbert Charles Cooper

2620, Private, " C" Company. 9th East Surrey Regiment.

Killed In Action on the 2nd November 1915 aged 18

Herbert was the son of local chimney sweep William Cooper and his wife Susanah.

He enlisted in 1914 and was posted to the Western Front on the 5th October 1915. He had only been in France for five weeks when he was shot by a sniper whilst replacing sandbags on a parapet in front of a support trench.

Herbert is buried in the Spoilbank Cemetery, Belgium.

Medal Entitlement: 1915 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

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