Capt Lancelot Head Cooper, Royal West Kent Regt

1892 Sep 9. Born Oxfordshire , son of John F Cooper and Mabel B. John Frederick Cooper (b. 1855-d.1928), was a solicitor, of "Elm House" in Northfield End, Henley-on-Thames.

1901 Census living at 41 Northfield End, Henley

Educated Radley College

1911 census at Sherwood Henley on Thames Oxon

Articled as a solicitor to W. May, of 18 Austin Friars, E.C.

1914 May 22. Selected for Inns of Court OTC

1914 Aug 15 2nd Lt in 3rd Royal West Kent

1915 Feb 2. Suffers from chronic catarrh in Bailleul. He is eventually returned 4 times from France with "trench fever"./ The medical notes on this first attack say he lost 2 stone in weight following influenza.

1915 Mar 23. Promoted Lt

1915 Mar 24. Promoted temp Capt

1916 May 1. R. W. Kent Reg.— Lt. L. H. Cooper is seed, for serv. with a Garr. Bn.

1917 Mar 12. Relinquished temp rank of Capt

1918 Aug 1. In hospital for appendicitis operation in Torquay

1918 Nov 30. R.W. Kent R.—Lt. L. H. Cooper relinquishes his commn. on account of ill-health, and is granted the hon. rank of Capt.

1920 Jul 27 Joined ADRIC with service no 24.

1920 Nov 4. Discharged Medically unfit.

1920 Dec 12. Transferred to RIC Transport as a DI

1922 Jan 27 Returned from Gormanstown for discharge on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Jun 1. Lancelot Head Cooper is granted a short service Commission. as a Flying Officer for three years on the active list,

1927 Mar 15. The undermentioned Flying Officers are transferred to the Reserve:— Class C. Lancelot Head Cooper

1928 Aug 25 Married Phyliss Maud Jacomb.,

1931 Mar 15. RAF. The undermentioned relinquish their commissions on completion of service Flying Officer Lancelot Head Cooper

1932 Jan 12. A childrens nurse in his employ stole a siver christening mug. He is given as of Hatch House, Hartney Whitney, Basingstoke

1937 Sep 15. Captain Lancelot Head COOPER is granted a commission as Flight Lieutenant in class C.

1938 May 7. RAF. The undermentioned are transferred from class C to class CC. Fl. Lt Lancelot Head Cooper

1939 Sep 1. The undermentioned relinquish their commissions in class CC on appointment to commissions in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Fl Lt Lancelot Head Cooper (75623).. And is given rank of Fl Lt.

1941 Dec 16. Fit. Lts. to be Sqn. Ldrs. (temp.). L H Cooper (75623)

1944 Mar 4. Commission resigned. Ft. Lt. (temp. Sqn. Ldr.) L. H. COOPER (75623) retaining the rank of Sqn. Ldr.

1965 Oct 11. Died Aldershot age 73

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