Regiment : A Company 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Service number : 16051
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 23 on 2nd November 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 2A 2C and 2D.
Birthplace : Rednal, Worcester, resident Rubery, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham
Relatives : Son of Walter and Elizabeth Cooper, of Thornhaugh, New Road, Rubery, Birmingham
Memorial : Rubery Congregational Church now the Beacon Church Centre
Also appears on : Rubery Royal British Legion Club. Rubery St Chad's Church. Rednal St Stephen the Martyr Church.
The following information has been researched by Jeff Taylor:
Rubery Soldier Killed in Action
“News has been received of the death in action from shell-fire, on the 2nd November, of Private Percy Cooper, of the West Yorkshire Regiment. Private Cooper was the son of Mr Walter Cooper, of “Thornhaugh”, New Road, Rubery. He enlisted in September 1914 and had been in France for one year and seven months. He was 23 years of age and before the war he worked at the Austin Motor Works. He was a playing member of the Rubery Football Club.”
Percy Cooper has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.