Coop, Leonard

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 28
Date of birth: 1888

Parents: Thomas C and Emily Coop
Wife: Ethel Charlotte Mary Piper (formerly Smith) nee Frost
Address: 45 Brook Street

Occupation: Army Reservist

Leonard was the oldest child of ten children – seven boys and three girls. In 1911 his family were living at 8 Joyce Pool, Warwick. His father Thomas Charles worked as a clerk for a Printers and his brothers John, Thomas and Harry were also at the printers, John was a machinist and Thomas and Harry were apprentices.

Leonard married Ethel Charlotte Mary Frost in 1915 in Lambeth, London.

His father also joined the Warwickshire Regiment in 1915 at the age of 53!


Military Service

Rank & Number: Sergeant, 430
Regiment/Service: 11th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 112th Brigade, 37th Division
Date of death: Tuesday, July 11, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of the Somme
Commemorated/Buried: Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Awards: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

Before WW1 Leonard had served with the army at the Warwick Camp in Bermuda.

On his WW1 records he is listed as Leonard Clifford Smith.  He was an arm reservist

Warwick Advertiser – 5th Aug 1916


  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office
  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group

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