Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Cooper
Initials:   J.
Rank:   Acting Sergeant
Army No.:  W/1716
Notes:   MPSC. Awarded the 1915 Star, Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (1) France, 6/3/1915. He enlisted in the MPSC 28/12/1914 in London age 26 years, occupation Police Constable, born Barnby Moor, Nr York. He is shown as MPSC in Soldiers died and MFP in CWGC Roll. Inscription on gravestone: Also in memory of T A Wilson, KOYLI brother of the above who was killed in France. (No.34731 Pte. Thomas Arthur Wilson died 25/10/1916, age 21 years, 10 KOYLI and is named on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing. Served Home 28/12/1914 TO 5/3/1915, France 13/3/1915 TO 31/3/1916, Home 17/7/1917 to 31/3/1918. He died on the 31/3/1918 at Northampton War Hospital, Dunston from Aortic disease. The following items of property were returned to his mother Sarah Wilson, "Joiners" Barmby Moor, Yorkshire: MIRRORS 2 (1 BROKEN), PENKNIFE 1, ODD LETTERS 1 BUNDLE, PHOTO POSTCARDS 7, PIPE 1, TOBACCO POUCH 1, WRITING PADS 2, HANDKERCHIEFS 3, WALLET 1, BADGES CAP 1, INITIALS GR 3, FANCY WORK PIECE 1, BAGS COTTON 3, HEELS RUBBER PAIRS 1, PURSE 1, WATCH WITH LEATHER GUARD (OUT OF REPAIR) 1, CASH £1. 16. 3, POSTAL ORDER 5/-, STAMPS 1 1/2d, 1 FRENCH FRANC. Joseph Cooper.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 31st March 1918
Company: MFP
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