Ernest William Cooper 30 Royal Marines MIA

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  1. Ronny

    Ronny Junior Member

    I need your help guys on this one!! Please read this :)
     

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about Ernest W Cooper
    Name: Ernest W Cooper
    Mother's Maiden Name: Wheeler
    Registration Year: 1915
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration district: Islington
    Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesiastical Parishes associated with this Registration District
    Inferred County: London
    Volume: 1b
    Page: 504


    UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947 about Ernest William Cooper
    Name: Ernest William Cooper
    Age: 30
    Birth Date: abt 1915
    Death Date: 23 Apr 1945
    Cemetery: Naval Memorials In The United Kingdom Chatham Part II
    Burial Country: England
    Father: Charles Edward Cooper
    Mother: Helen Cooper
    Regimental Number: CH/X 116414
    Region or Memorial: Memorial Register
    Other Records:



    England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 about Ernest W Cooper
    Name: Ernest W Cooper
    Spouse Surname: Withers
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1933
    Registration district: Islington
    Inferred County: Middlesex
    Volume Number: 1b
    Page Number: 606
    Find Spouse: Find Spouse


    England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 about May E Withers
    Name: May E Withers
    Spouse Surname: Cooper
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1933
    Registration district: Islington
    Inferred County: Middlesex
    Volume Number: 1b
    Page Number: 606
    Find Spouse: Find Spouse


    Military Service 1944
    abt Age: 29
    England, United Kingdom
    Cooper, Marine Ernest William, CH/X 116414



    Ronny - On Ancestry there is a family tree where the info above was found, I can contact the tree owner if you wish - perhaps if you PM me a message ??

    TD
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Not much going on in the diary for April 1945

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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Looking at the diary, this unit (30 Commando) was in Italy in 1945 - Does CWGC have the wrong unit?
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ah...School Boy error. I'm looking at my Commando files rather than Royal Marine - Things were so much simpler in 1940 :lol:
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Lets start again. The unit is called 30 Assault Unit, Royal Marines

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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Well I've just looked through 18 pages of admin orders for unit moves in April and he's not listed which makes this the wrong unit too ! It must be this diary which I don't have unfortunately:

    ADM 202/123 30th Battalion, Royal Marines Jan-May 1945




    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2954455

    Back under my 1940 rock for me :lol:
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Ronny

    On further searching Ernest may have had a brother Charles, so there is more possibilities there for you in your quest

    TD
     
  10. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    I think 30 Assault Unit Royal Marines was Ian Fleming's idea?

    Steve Y
     
  11. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Double post - deleted
     
  12. Ronny

    Ronny Junior Member

    Thanks Tricky Dicky!
     
  13. Ronny

    Ronny Junior Member

    I do have that WD.....so thanks anyway :)
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ha, Copied it today. I noticed Cooper is in a list on the first page as missing on the 23rd April and in the actual diary section it states 35 to 45 men missing on the 23rd April which I think may cause you some problems. Do you have the patrol reports in the back of the diary as well? I've not looked at them yet but it looks like there's one for every day of the month.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  15. Ronny

    Ronny Junior Member

    Hi Andy,
    I do have the WD of April 1945 but not all the appendices. On which page stands that Cooper is missing? Could you send that to me? As of today E.W.Cooper is the only marine MIA of the 30 RM. I do not have the patrol reports but would like to have them.
     
  16. Ronny

    Ronny Junior Member

    No news......:(
     
  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    I have left a message for Andy he will be along soon


    regards
    Clive
     
  18. Ronny

    Ronny Junior Member

    Thanks Clive!
     
  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Here's the first page
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  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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