Other names: Charlie
Locations in this story: Berwick St. Leonard, WiltshireEast Knoyle, WiltshireChertsey, SurreyBagshot, Surrey
Story: Charlie Cooper was born in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, on 16 Sep 1892 the son of Charles Cooper and Ellen Cooper (nee Millard). He lived his early life mainly in Pentwood, East Knoyle. He volunteered on 8 Sep 1914 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12459). Regrettably despite his wish to serve he was discharged on 15 Oct 1914 as 'being unlikely to become an efficient soldier'. He married Gertrude Violet Woolford in Chertsey, Surrey, during 1917 and by the 1921 Census they were living at 7 Holly Cottages, College Ride, Bagshot, Surrey, and Charlie was working as a Chauffeur. This situation was unaltered by the time of the 1939 Register. Charlie is thought to have died in the Surrey N.W. Registry area during 1958.