Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Gilbert Edward Cooper

In memory of:

Private Gilbert Edward Cooper

January 25, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

A/20029

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th. Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Charles Henry and Alice Mary Cooper, of Stonewall, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 70 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. C. 81.

Location:

Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 kilometres south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. The Communal Cemetery is on the eastern outskirts of the town. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn down the right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is at the bottom end.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CONNON TO CORBETT.  Microform Sequence 22; Volume Number 31829_B016731. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 166.  Page 591 of 818.
  • Memorial Plaque– Bank of Hamilton War Memorial Plaque. The Bank of Hamilton (1872-1924) 
headquarters was located during the first World War at King and James 
Street, Hamilton, Ontario.  Many of the men listed on this memorial were 
employed at Bank of Hamilton branches located across Canada.  The Bank 
merged with the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1924.
  • Inscription
  • Memorial– This is the War Memorial in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England where Gilbert Cooper was born and on which his name is commemorated.
  • Memorial– Gilbert Cooper's name inscribed on one of the panels on the village war memorial.  He enlisted at Winnipeg on 30th December 1914 and stated on his Attestation Paper that he was  a bank clerk.
  • Grave marker

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