COOPER, Randall

✟ ≠ M.G. Sgt 12/336 B Coy, Y & L (Sheffield City Battalion).  He was a student at the University of Sheffield living at Derwent House, Grindleford when he enlisted in the City Battalion on 10/9/1914. He was regularly promoted and was quite young to become a sergeant on 26/7/1915 with less than a year’s service, age 20. The battalion served in Egypt before going to France on 10/3/1916.  His service record survives and give some details of his family and military career. KIA 1/7/1916 (first day of the Battle of the Somme). Buried in Queens Cemetery, Puisieux, Pas de Calais, France. Remembered on Grindleford War Memorial. b 1895 Padley, Hathersage, to George & Florence Cooper.