Sergeant Frank Nevel Coops was born in Alderley, son of Henry and Jane Coops.
He enlisted in the 11th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment, “D” Company, on 22/10/1907 age 19. Service No: 8676.
He married Alice Ann Taylor of Hawthorn View, Lindow in 1915.
Served in Secunderabad in India for eight years and was later transferred to the Expeditionary Force in France on 16/01/1915.
He was killed in action in France on 17/07/1916, aged 28. He is buried in Puchvilliers British Cemetery near Amiens in Grave Ref: IE 15.
He was awarded the 1914-15 Star for service in France or Flanders between 23 November 1914 and 31 December 1915, or for service in any theatre between 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915.
He was awarded the British War Medal for serving in a theatre of war, or rendered service overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918.
He was awarded the Victory Medal for service in any operational theatre between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. It was issued to individuals who received the 1914 and 1914-15 Stars and to most individuals who were issued the British War Medal.
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