Albert Cooper DCM

Service Number: 116491
Date of Birth: 1892
Date of Death: 1971

Albert Cooper was born 13th July 1892 at 1, Longworth Bank, Edgworth, Lancashire, he was the eighth child of Charles, a quarryman and Ann, née Knowles who had married 21 August 1872 at St. Peter’s Church, Bolton. Albert had seven brothers and one sister, Thomas, (1873- 1903); Charles, (1876-1961); Alice, (1877-1964); John James, (1880-1936); David, (1882- 1964); Joseph, (1885-1940); William (1888-1959) and Edward (1897-1963).  He attended Hob Lane School and left just after his 13th birthday to go and work at Know Mill Calico Printworks as a labourer. He played cricket for the work’s team and could bat both right and left handed.

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