Archibald Reginald Cooper, Indian Army

1889 Oct 13. RIC has Middlesex, his parents have used Pimlico, Lambeth and Barnes in sucessive censuses, and he used Surry or Middlesex in Army enlistment. In any event no Archibald Cooper in BMD for Oct 1889, though that is the correct dob from RIC and his parents census returns

1891 census at Lambeth

1901 census at Chelsea

1911 census at 29 Cleveland Rd , Barnes

1914 Aug 7. Enlists in ASC. He is a Clerk, and gives birth at Parish of Buckingham in Co of (Surrey crossed out) Middlesex .Army Record on FmP . Mothers address is at 26 High St, Mortlake , then changes to the Sheen address on MIC

1915 Jun 28. In hospital 38 days with Syphilis. Royal Hospital Woolwich.

1915 Aug 5. Discharged from Hospital

1915 Aug 22 Posted to France

1916 Feb 25, Posted to UK (Severe Shell Shock)

1916 Sep 24. Posted to Mesopotamia

1917 Jan 5. Posted (injured) to India

1918 Jul 21 Commissioned 2nd Lt in 117th Marhatta (commission is just as Archibald Cooper)

1920 Dec 13 Joined ADRIC with service no 1213. Posted to F Coy

1921 Jan 20 to 18 Feb 1921. A/CQM

1921 Feb 18 Posted to Depot

1921 Feb 23. Posted to E Coy

1921 Mar 23. He appears to have resigned because of gunshot wounds incurred on 20 Jan 1921

He requests medals from Bokahola Tea Estate, Titabar, Assam (I believe that is the correct rendering)

1930 Jan/Mar Married in Barnet, Middlesex to Florence Blackburn

1930 on Electoral Roll in Enfield with Florence Cooper

 

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