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Langley man's war story

By john.butterworth  |  Posted: July 03, 2013

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IN the Black Country Bugle you asked if anyone had a relative involved in the First World War.
I had an uncle, his name was William Cooper, and he was the Company Sergeant Major in the Worcester Regiment.
He was killed on  May 13, 1915, at Neuve Chapelle, west of Lille, aged 33.
There were heavy casualties in this battle in the Worcester Regiment.



His father was also named William and he worked at Chance & Hunt, Oldbury. He was also a preacher at Chance’s Church, Churchbridge, Oldbury.



My uncle was in Egypt when war started, then he was recalled to the 8th Brigade in France. 
He left a wife and son who moved to Canada. My mother and he were brother and sister.
His photograph is in the book of The Fallen of Oldbury, Langley and Warley.
Hope this is of interest to you. I’m 81 years young.
George Webb, 
3A Farm Road, 



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