Archibald Reginald Cooper, Indian Army

Apart from his MIC I cannot get anything on him. He appears to had a substantial Indian Background, but nothing shows for birth there. Absence of shipping records.

1892 Oct 13. born Middlesex (RIC)

1918 Jul 21 Commissioned 2nd Lt in 117th Marhatta (from MIC, I cannot get it in LG) Three Marhatta battalions distinguished themselves during the First World War in the long drawn-out Mesopotamia campaign. The 117th Marhattas (present 5 Maratha LI) was made into a Royal battalion for its conspicuously distinctive service during its campaign in Mesopotamia, the battalion majority formed by the gallant Marhatta warriors from Khandesh region of Nasik and particularly in the events leading to enemy capitulation after the bitter 146 day siege at Kut-el-Amara for some unclear reasons even after winning, this regiment did not return back.

1920 Dec 13 Joined ADRIC with service no 1213. Posted to F Coy

1921 Jan 20 to 18 Feb 1921. A/CQM

1921 Feb 18 Posted to Depot

1921 Feb 23. Posted to E Coy

1921 Mar 23. He appears to have resigned because of gunshot wounds incurred on 20 Jan 1921

He requests medals from Bokahola Tea Estate, Titabar, Assam (I believe that is the correct rendering)

1930 Jan/Mar Married in Barnet, Middlesex to Florence Blackburn

1930 on Electoral Roll in Enfield with Florence Cooper

1967 Died Whitby, Yorks

ADRIC