Stanley Cooper, MMwBar



Nov 1, 1896

Born at West Guilford, Ontario


Dec 13, 1915

Shown on Pay Sheet for 109th Battalion CEF


Dec 15, 1915

Promoted to rank of Cpl


Dec 21, 1915

Attested into the 109th Battalion at Lindsay Ontario 

Ø      Number 726039

Ø      Next of kin given as Amelia Cooper (mother) of West Guilford, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Previous military experience given as Home Guard

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company


Jul 24, 1916

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jul 31, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Aug 5, 1916

Appointed to rank of Provisional Corporal


Oct 5, 1916

Transferred to 21st Battalion


Oct 6, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) of 21st Battalion 

Reverts to rank of Pte


Nov 2, 1916

Left to join unit


Nov 5, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The 21st Battalion was in the front line trenches in the Calonne area


Dec 26, 1916

Proceeded on the Lewis Gun Course


Jan 1, 1917

Returned to duty from the Lewis Gun Course


Jan 12, 1917

Appointed to rank of L/Cpl to replace L/Cpl JJ Higgins who had been wounded


Apr 9, 1917

Promoted to rank of Cpl to replace Cpl JJ Higgins who had been wounded 

Received a shrapnel wound to face and admitted to the Field Ambulance


Apr 12, 1917

Transferred to No 1 Convalescent  Depot at Boulogne then discharged to Base Details “A” (a convalescent Company)


Apr 17, 1917

Arrived at CBD from Boulogne “A”


Apr 19, 1917

Left CBD to join 21st Battalion


Apr 22, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion from hospital


Aug 16, 1917

Admitted to 1st South African General Hospital at Abbeyville with a GSW to right leg 

This was during the fighting at Hill 70


Sep 24, 1917

Transferred to No 5 Convalescent Hospital at Cayeux


Oct 10, 1917

Discharged from hospital to Base Details at Etaples


Oct 11, 1917

Taken on No 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Havre


Oct 17, 1917

Left CIBD to join unit and arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Nov 6, 1917

Left CCRC to join unit


Nov 7, 1917

Promoted to rank of Sgt


Nov 20, 1917

Rejoined the 21st Battalion 

The Battalion was in billets at Camblain L’Abbe being reinforced, re-equipping, and doing some training.


Dec 2, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 20, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Apr 25, 1918

Awarded the Military Medal as per London Gazette #30652


The Citation reads

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  In connection with a raid on the enemy trenches when leading a section of bombers in a rush to the objective of a raiding party, this NCO displayed marked courage in entering with one of his comrades a dugout into which a number of the enemy had taken refuge.  An encounter with three of the more determined of them ensued, and he personally accounted for their destruction.  Another hostile party were bombed and dugout wrecked.

AFW 3121  7-3-18


Aug 27, 1918

Wounded by shrapnel to left shoulder and admitted to No 42 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) 

This was in action along the Cambrai Road in the Telegraph Hill Sector


Aug 28, 1918

Transferred via No 5 AT (Ambulance Transport) and admitted to No 53 General Hospital at Boulogne


Sep 3, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Pieter de Coninck


Admitted to Grange War Hospital 

Posted to EORD while in hospital


Sep 23, 1918

Transferred to Bexhill Military Hospital at Shorncliffe


Sep 26, 1918

Transferred to PPCRC (Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross) Hospital at Bexhill


Nov 1, 1918

Transferred to No 14 Canadian General Hospital at Eastbourne, Sussex


Nov 2, 1918

Surgery performed to remove inflamed Appendix


Dec 16, 1918

Transferred to PPCRC Hospital


Jan 14, 1919

Discharged from and TOS 6th Reserve Battalion at Witley


Jan 24, 1919

TOS Kinmel Park Rhyl MD#3 pending return to Canada 

Awarded Bar to Military Medal per London Gazette #31142


This was awarded for acts of bravery on August 8, 1918 at Marcelcave


Feb 10, 1919

Embarked the Royal George at Liverpool



Feb 20, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Feb 24, 1919

TOS MD#3 at Kingston Ontario


Feb 25, 1919

Granted leave with subsistence until March 10, 1919


Mar 14, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 90588

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – West Guilford Ontario


Feb 7, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to West Guilford Ontario


Maple Lake United Church Cemetery
Algonquin Highlands ON

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