Christleton Village History Group

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Remembering our Forgotten Heroes 1914-18

Arthur Reginald Cooper

Name:
Arthur Reginald Cooper
Born:
Davenham, Northwich in 1897
Address:
1911 Census; Living at Tarvin Sister Kathleen Mary b. 1898
Family Home:
4 Stocks Lane, Boughton, Chester
Regiment:
Cheshire Regiment
Battalion:
16th
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
49249
Death Date:
22nd October 1917 age 22 at Ypres (Battle of Passchendaele)
Death:
Mortally wounded in advancing with his regiment.
Commemorated:
Remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial at Ypres Panel 61-63
Also on Family Grave at St James' Churchyard Christleton
Arthur was 26 years and 5 months old when he joined the army on 29th April 1916. He was living in Chester and gave his occupation as manager of a boot shop when he attested. He lived at home with his father - 4 Stocks Lane Chester. Arthur was 5' 8" tall and had brown hair.

He arrived in France on 5th September 1917 and was initially sent to the Rouen base, before being posted to the Ypres Salient. He was admitted into 44 CCS with "ICT right foot" and stayed in hospital for 5 days. Just over a month later he was killed in a British attack on the Germans the Battle of Passchendaele.  The battalion casualties for that day were: 9 Officers and 327 other ranks killed or missing. As he has no known grave he is remembered on the Tyne Cot memorial to the missing.
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Arthur Cooper | Christleton