Joseph was born about 1890 and worked as a colliery dataller. A ‘dataller’ was a man employed to do service work in the mine and paid by the day.
14 July 1917
Pte. J. Cooper, Fritchley
14 July 1917
Fritchley soldier three times wounded
In a letter to his home, Private Joe Cooper, of Fritchley, informed his relatives that he has again been wounded. Writing from a general hospital in France on 3 July, Private Cooper says: – "I got hit in the knee with a piece of shrapnel in the early morning of 1 July, the day after my birthday. You need not worry I'm going on all right. Thank God I escaped luckily for the shell killed my chum. I had an operation the same night, and the piece of shrapnel was taken out. It's the same old leg that got broken out here last September." Private Cooper, who went out in January of last year, was wounded in the arm by shrapnel on seven July at Mametz Wood, and in September on Vimy Ridge he had his leg broken. During his last leave in February, he was married to Miss Byard of Fritchley
1901: The Poplars, Fritchley
|Philip||Cooper||Head||39||Patent steel wiredrawer||Codnor|
|Philip||Cooper||Head||49||Patent steel wiredrawer||Codnor|
|George||Cooper||son||24||Labourer wire works||Crich|
|Sarah||Cooper||daughter||16||Lady finisher Stevenson Dyers||Crich|
|Herbert||Cooper||son||14||Labourer Glossops bobbin mills||Crich|
Bother Herbert Cooper could also be on the Roll of Honour.