Ernest Cooper      

Servicenumber : 4535120
Rank : Private
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 156 Battalion
Date of Death : 25-09-1944
Age : 31
Grave :
Ernest Cooper was a son of George Henry and Mary Cooper of Sheffield. He served with the HQ section of No. 3 Platoon A Company. He was the batman of Major Pott, the commanding officer of A Company.  
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 2011) Cooper was reported to have been killed by a mortar bomb in a trench on 18 septemer 1944.
Cooper has no known grave. His name is on panel 9 of the Groesbeek Memorial, which commemorates by name more than 1000 soldiers who died during te campaign in north-west Europe between the time of crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and whose graves are not known. 
 
Sources: Website CWGC, 'From Delhi to Arnhem' and Roll of Honour

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