Lewis Reuben Cooper
Lewis's military record and Jane's photos

  • Born: About 1884
  • Where: Tharston, Norfolk
  • Enlisted: 8 Jul 1916
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service No.: 102203
  • Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Service : 219th Siege Battery
  • Date of Death: 17 Oct 1917
  • Cemetery: Voormezeele Enclosures No.1 and No.2 (CWGC link)
  • Grave Ref.: I. L. 17.

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Further Info:

  • Full name Lewis Reuben Cooper
  • Son of Jonah and Sophia (nee Tunmore) Cooper
  • 1884: birth (reg. 1884 Q1 Depwade Vol 4B Page 255)
  • 1891 Census: Aslacton, Norfolk, age 7 (RG13 Piece 1864 Folio 15 Page 1)
  • 1901 Census: Aslacton, Norfolk, age 17, teamster on farm (RG13 Piece 1864 Folio 15 Page 1)
  • 1903: married Priscilla Riches (reg. Q2 1903 Depwade Vol 4B Page 441)
  • 1910: found guilty at Norwich Assizes, with father Jonah, of stealing goods from Edward Betts of Moulton - 3 months hard labour
  • 1911 Census: Aslacton, Norfolk, age27, labourer (RG14 PN11456 RD230 SD3 ED2 SN109)
Quote from Roll of Honour website:

Gunner 102203, 219th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17 October 1917. Born Tharston, enlisted Norwich, resident Long Stratton. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 17.

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