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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Cooper, Thomas W

Warrant Officer (Class 2) Thomas W Cooper

was born in Winchester and joined Northern Bank in 1904.  

In 1911, Cooper is residing with his wife and family in house 116, Grafton Street, Dublin.  He is described as a Bank Porter.

Cooper was based in Grafton Street branch, Dublin when he enlisted into the 5th Bn. Royal Irish Regiment with Service Number 2033.  He saw service in Gallipoli, the landing at Sulvla Bay and in the Salonika Campaign (Retreat from Serbia). 

Following his promotion to Company Quarter Master Sergeant (CQMS) he was further promoted to Warrant Officer Class 2.

Cooper was demobilised in April 1919 and was awarded the 1914/15 Star, the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
Cooper was commemorated in a Gallipoli Centenary event at the Northern Banking Company exhibit, Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra in April 2015.

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