Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Alexander Cooper

In memory of:

Private Alexander Cooper

July 24, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:
874994
Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

8th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 15, 1891

Husband of Bertha J. Cooper, of Suite 12, Mansfield Court, 626, Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg.

Commemorated on Page 220 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY ; Nord, France

Grave Reference:

II. G. 15.

Location:

Maroc is a cemetery located in the village of Grenay which is about 15 kilometres south-east of Bethune. From Lens take the N43 towards Bethune. After Loos-en-Gohelle turn left (after the petrol station) and follow straight on. The MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY is a few kilometres on the right side of the road, in the village. The Cemetery was begun by French troops in August, 1915, but it was first used as a British Cemetery by the 47th (London) Division in January, 1916. During the greater part of the War it was a front-line cemetery, protected from enemy observation by a slight rise in the ground, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances. Plot II was begun in April, 1917, by the 46th (North Midland) Division. By the middle of October, 1918, Plot III, Row A and part of Row B, had been filled; and the remainder of Plot III and the ends of certain rows in Plot I contain the remains of soldiers buried on the battlefields, or in small cemeteries, North and East of Grenay, and brought in after the Armistice. The 8th Canadian Battalion erected a wooden memorial in the cemetery to their officers and men who fell in the Battle of Hill 70 (East of Loos) on the 15th August, 1917.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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