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Great Grandfather Hugill Cooper WW1

Article about: Seasons Greetings to all. I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather Hugill Cooper who served during WW1. He was born in Cumbria. Sadly that is all I know about him at present . Pl

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    Hi Gillian, I ran my search with the spelling you provided and nothing in military records came up.

    Having done family history now for many years I have discovered that odd ways of spelling names in official records is not unusual, in fact, I found one the other week with his name spelt two ways in one set of records!

    So I am certain the records are correct. Plus the uniform photo fits for RGA.

    Re the unit: you may be right!

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Just to confirm my findings. In the 1911 census there is only one candidate. No one else with any version of the name:


    Name: Hugill George Cooper
    Age in 1911: 13
    Estimated birth year: abt 1898
    Relation to Head: Son
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Askham, Westmorland, England
    Civil Parish: Askham
    Search Photos: Search for 'Askham' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
    County/Island: Westmorland
    Country: England
    Street address: Askham Penrith
    Marital Status: Single
    Occupation: School
    Registration district: West Ward
    Registration District Number: 580
    Sub-registration district: Lowther
    ED, institution, or vessel: 1
    Piece: 31599

    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Robert Cooper 56
    Caroline Alice Cooper 45
    Robert Ludlow Cooper 20
    Hugill George Cooper 13
    Joseph Leck 60
    Annie Wilkinson 17
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    1901:


    Name: Hugill G Cooper
    Age: 3
    Estimated birth year: abt 1898
    Relation to Head: Son
    Gender: Male
    Father: Robert Cooper
    Mother: Caroline A Cooper
    Birth Place: Askham, Westmorland, England
    Civil Parish: Askham
    Search Photos: Search for 'Askham' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
    Ecclesiastical parish: Askham
    Town: Askham
    County/Island: Westmorland
    Country: England
    Street address:

    Occupation:

    Condition as to marriage:

    Education:

    Employment status:

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    Registration district: West Ward
    Sub-registration district: Lowther
    ED, institution, or vessel: 4
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Piece: 4906
    Folio: 38
    Page Number: 8
    Household schedule number: 50
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Robert Cooper 47
    Caroline A Cooper 37
    Robert L Cooper 10
    Hugill G Cooper 3
    John Newton 33
    Margaret Laurie 15
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    Marraige:

    Name: Hugill G Cooper
    Spouse Surname: Harrison
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1924
    Registration district: Penrith

    Death and Will:

    Name: Hugill George Cooper
    Probate Date: 2 Dec 1958
    Registry: Carlisle
    Death Date: 23 Jul 1958
    Death Place: Cumberland, England
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    Marvellous work Ade !
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Just to confirm my findings. In the 1911 census there is only one candidate. No one else with any version of the name:


    Name: Hugill George Cooper
    Age in 1911: 13
    Estimated birth year: abt 1898
    Relation to Head: Son
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Askham, Westmorland, England
    Civil Parish: Askham
    Search Photos: Search for 'Askham' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
    County/Island: Westmorland
    Country: England
    Street address: Askham Penrith
    Marital Status: Single
    Occupation: School
    Registration district: West Ward
    Registration District Number: 580
    Sub-registration district: Lowther
    ED, institution, or vessel: 1
    Piece: 31599

    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Robert Cooper 56
    Caroline Alice Cooper 45
    Robert Ludlow Cooper 20
    Hugill George Cooper 13
    Joseph Leck 60
    Annie Wilkinson 17
    Excellent work, Ade! Thank you ever so much.

    My Mother did mention Penrith / Lowther & Westmorland. I can confirm that the family name is Harrison. (My Mothers maiden name) It all adds up. This has made my Christmas!

    I have one more man I need to research who is my Great Uncle on my Fathers side who served in the RAF during WW2. I will create a new post so not to get mixed up within this thread. If could keep an eye out for it that would be great. I really appreciate you taking the time to research.

    All the best. Gillan Bell

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Name: Hugell George Cooper
    Military Year: 1914-1920
    Rank: Gunner
    Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
    Regiment or Corps: Royal Garrison Artillery
    Regimental Number: 97788
    Previous Units: Base Dtls. R.G.A. 97788 Gnr
    With regards to his uniform. Would that be the 1902 or 1914 Pattern service Dress & a P1903 5-pocket Bandolier that he is wearing in the photos ?

    Cheers, Gillan

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    Default A few pieces to add to the jigsaw...

    To include my Great grandfathers identity tags and medical discharge certificate, dated 1919.

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    I was wondering if any of the information on the certificate could correspond with his particular regiment ?

    All we know is that he ended up in France... Could it have possibly been with the 13th Brigade RGA?

    All comments welcome. Thank you.

    Regards, Gillan.

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    Gillian,

    It looks like the 1907 tunic according to this site British Other Ranks five-button Service Dress Jacket I'm not 100% sure but think the 1914 pattern SD was the simplified version.

    As for the unit well, he may have just had a good scrub at their baths but here's something to read about the RGA The Siege Batteries of the Royal Garrison Artillery - The Long, Long Trail and where the base depots were The Royal Artillery depots, training units and home defences of 1914-1918

    Tony

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    Gillian,

    It looks like the 1907 tunic according to this site British Other Ranks five-button Service Dress Jacket I'm not 100% sure but think the 1914 pattern SD was the simplified version.

    As for the unit well, he may have just had a good scrub at their baths but here's something to read about the RGA The Siege Batteries of the Royal Garrison Artillery - The Long, Long Trail and where the base depots were The Royal Artillery depots, training units and home defences of 1914-1918

    Tony
    Thank you Tony. Much obliged.

    Regards, Gill.

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