|Son of Mrs Martha Morris and the late Mr Frank Cooper
Aged 23 years
Died 25th March 1918
Commemorated on Arras Memorial
|Born at Kettering, enlisted at Rushden.
|Rushden Echo, May 17th, 1918, transcribed by Greville Watson
Rushden Soldier Missing - News Wanted of Sergeant E.R.Cooper
Mrs. Morris, of Crown Cottages, Ascot-under-Wychwood, near Oxford, formerly of Rushden, has received news that her son, Sergt. E. R. Cooper, 60211, Royal Fusiliers, has been missing since March 25th, and she would be glad if any of his comrades can give her information as to his whereabouts. Sergt. Cooper formerly attended the Park-road Wesleyan Church, Rushden, and is the son of the late Mr. Frank Cooper, manager of the British United Shoe Machinery Company at Rushden.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 11 April 1919, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier Killed - Fate of Sergt E R Cooper
Mrs Morris, of Hawthorn Villa, Mount Pleasance, Charlbury, Oxon., has heard from the War Office that her son, Sergt E R Cooper, of the Royal Fusiliers, who has been listed as missing since March last year, is now presumed to have been killed in action on March 25th, 1918, as they have not been able to trace him. The deceased soldier was the son of the late Mr F E Cooper of Rushden.
COOPER - Killed in action on March 25th, 1918, Sergt E R Cooper, Royal Fusiliers, son of the late Mr F E Cooper, of Rushden and Mrs Morris of Hawthorn Villa, Mount Pleasance, Charlbury, Oxon.