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Vivian Cooper

Rank: ?

Lifetime: 1895-?

According to the obituary of his brother Captain Gerald Charles Mead Cooper in The Surrey Comet dated 30 November 1918, Vivian Cooper was gassed at the Battle of Loos in 1915 and invalided out of the army.

His two brothers are commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial. 2nd Lieutenant Cecil Bernard Cooper was killed in France on 9 August 1917 and Captain Gerald Charles Mead Cooper was died on 21 November 1918 at Crowborough from pneumonia as a result of suffering influenza.

His parents were Thomas C Cooper and Florence L Cooper who moved to Kingston sometime before 1901. They had a millinery business in Kingston. In 1911 they were living at Camborne, Richmond Road, Kingston, although subsequently they moved to Elmhurst, Twickenham Park. By 1918 when Captain Cooper died the family appear to have taken up residence at 9 Glamorgan Road, Hampton Wick.

Nothing further is known about the army service of Vivian Cooper or his career post war.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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