Cooper, William Randolph (Roy) –

Only son of Ernest Nightingale and Martha Annie Cooper (nee Briercliffe), of The Counting House, Nether Shatton, Bamford, Derbyshire, and formerly of 20, Byron Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Associated with Sun Mills at Moses Gate, Farnworth. Joined the Manchester University Officer Training Corps in January 1916 and commissioned 25/10/1916. Severely wounded at Hebuterne early 1917. Killed at Givenchy, near La Bassee.

Personal details

  • Surname: Cooper
  • Forename: William Randolph (Roy)
  • Date of birth: April 21st, 1897
  • Birth place: Bolton, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 21
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: May 13th, 1918
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Unit: 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 24/05/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6f
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 24/05/1918 02/08/1918 27/12/1918

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