Despite sharing the same surname, the following two casualties were not related. Donald came from Shropshire and lived in Hoylake and Frederick came from West Kirby.
Donald George Reginald Cooper
Don Cooper came from Shropshire. In 1911, he was living in a seven-roomed shop and house at 18 Market Street, Hoylake where he was employed by his second cousin, William Henry Davies as an apprentice tailor. William had been born in Whitchurch, Shropshire in about 1880 and was married to May, who was born in Llanrwst in about 1878. The couple had been married for eight years. Other members of the household were William’s seven year-old daughter, Annie Olwen, who had been born in Hoylake and Mary Davies, William’s niece, who had been born in Deganwy in about 1890. Continue reading “Donald Reginald Cooper and Frederick Hylton Cooper”