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A small piece reported in the Luton Times and Advertiser on 21st August 1914 mentions Private Samuel Cooper, a sentry of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment being killed by an express train whilst sat, guarding the railway line at Bristol.

No further details are known about this man or his service number. His death is not recorded by cwgc and he did not serve overseas.


UPDATE (October 2014) – The man in this article has now been identified.

Samuel COOPE

Born and enlisted in Farnworth, Lancashire

Rank: Private
Service No: 1685
Date of Death: 19/08/1914
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 5th Bn.
Cemetery: CHIPPING SODBURY (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD


UPDATE (July 2015) – Photos of Samuel COOPE’s funeral.

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Photos provided by Andy from the Chipping Sodbury Photographs facebook page

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One Response to Newspapers: Private Samuel Cooper: Died in UK August 1914

  1. Just identified the soldier in the article. The newspaper article got his surname slightly wrong. It should read Samuel COOPE.

    Rank: Private
    Service No: 1685
    Date of Death:19/08/1914
    Age:23
    Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 5th Bn.
    Cemetery: CHIPPING SODBURY (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD

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