Login Register

Langley man's war story

By john.butterworth  |  Posted: July 03, 2013

Comments (0)

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, 

Langley.

 

 

Read more from Black Country Bugle

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters

YOUR COMMENTS AWAITING MODERATION

 
 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES