Pte Benjamin Stephen COOPER – 2nd Btn – Died of influenza 31/10/1918

Private 10922 Benjamin Stephen Cooper. 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. Died in hospital of influenza on 31st October 1918, aged 20. Buried in Bordighera British Cemetery, Italy.

  • Born on 26th September 1898 in Lambeth, London
  • Enlisted in Camberwell on 16th September 1916, 10 days before his 18th birthday
  • To Army Reserve on 17th September 1916 (Class B)
  • Occupation given as engineer
  • Mobilized on the 19th May 1917
  • Admitted in to the HAC on 21st May 1917
  • Resident of West Norwood
  • Went to France on 4th October 1917 with the 1st Battalion
  • Went to Italy on 26th November 1917
  • Died in hospital on 31st October 1918 of influenza
  • Aged 20
  • Buried in Bordighera British Cemetery, Italy
  • Grave ref. II. A. 5.
  • Son of Stephen and Ada M. Cooper, of 72, Idmiston Rd., West Norwood, London

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