Roll of Honour

Lieutenant Corin Henry Benedict Cooper

Lieutenant Cooper
Linked to: Upper Heyford
Upper Heyford

Regiment: Royal Engineers (178th Tunneling Company)

Conflict: World War One

Date of Death: 20th November 1916

Age at Death: 24

Burial/Memorial Location: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Son of Rev. Sydney & Edith Cooper, of Petherton, Truro, previous vicar of Upper Heyford. Native of Cirencester.

"Lieut. Corin Henry Benedict Cooper, Royal Engineers, son of the Rev. Sydney Cooper and Mrs Cooper, of Upper Heyford, died on November 20th of wounds received on Oct. 1st. He was educated at King’s School, Taunton, and McGill College, Montreal. He took the degrees of B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Science, specialising in geology, and afterwards acting as a demonstrator under Professors Adams and Bancroft.
At the outbreak of war he was engaged on Government survey work in the oil-fields of the Rockies. He came home and joined the Public School Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, afterwards receiving a commission in the Liverpool Regiment. On his arrival in France in August, 1915, he volunteered for tunnelling work, and was transferred to the Royal Engineers." Bicester Herald 01/12/1916