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 Sergeant 1313 Thomas Cooper, F Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment Killed in action at Isandlwana or a Rorke’s Drift casualty?

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PostSubject: Sergeant 1313 Thomas Cooper, F Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment Killed in action at Isandlwana or a Rorke’s Drift casualty?   Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:39 pm

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PostSubject: Sgt T. Cooper F comany   Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:41 pm

Hi John

Very interesting read that, thanks for posting it.

The Cooper that was at Rorke's Drift (and survived), was private William Cooper, also of F company. It is believed by members of the family that he (William), was a relation of ours, but trying to find out is proving difficult.

There were also other Coopers at Isandlwana, sadly also KIA, and no idea (yet), if any of these could have been related, but you never know, one day something may turn up.

I understand that Ian Knight had a relative also called Cooper during the AZW, I wonder if there is some connection between us? It would be nice to think that Ian is somehow related to our family.

If Thomas Cooper was indeed killed near RD, it makes you wonder if he was trying to get there to warn them.

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PostSubject: Re: Sergeant 1313 Thomas Cooper, F Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment Killed in action at Isandlwana or a Rorke’s Drift casualty?   Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:18 pm

Mr M. Cooper wrote:
Hi John

I understand that Ian Knight had a relative also called Cooper during the AZW, I wonder if there is some connection between us? It would be nice to think that Ian is somehow related to our family.

Martin. Salute
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Hi Martin,

Sergent thomas COOPER (1/24 ) is a relative of ian kNIGHT (see the "silver book" i think)
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PostSubject: Sgt .Thomas Cooper 1313 F. Co ? 1 / 24th   Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:01 am

Hi All .
Not sure where I read it but Cooper is related to Ian Knight on his mothers side from memory . scratch
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PostSubject: Sgt T. Cooper F company   Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:54 pm

Hi ymob

Thanks for the information, I knew I had read it somewhere that Ian had a relation that fought in the AZW called Cooper, but just couldn't think where I had read it.

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PostSubject: Sgt T. Cooper F company   Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:15 pm

Hi 90th

Hope you are keeping well mate.

It would be very interesting to find out about Ian's relative, you never know, we just might be related in some sort of way. That would be an honour wouldn't it, being related to a great AZW war historian. Shocked :lol:

I also wonder if Thomas Cooper and William Cooper were both related, they were both in F company of the 24th foot (2nd Warwickshire) regiment, but then again, that is nothing to go by, it might just be a coincidence that both were called Cooper, and both were in F company, there must be many instances where men with the same surname find themselves in the same company, but are not related, but it would be nice to know though.

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PostSubject: Re: Sergeant 1313 Thomas Cooper, F Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment Killed in action at Isandlwana or a Rorke’s Drift casualty?   Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:13 pm

He is listed as KIA at RD on his memorial card and until resently his family also believed
he was killed at RD, because of this Adrain Greaves thinks he may have been on of the
soldiers that died with Melvil and Coghill, as the Majors letter was written before any real
attempt to bury the dead at Isandlwana.



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