Papers of E. R. Cooper

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the military carrer of E. R. Cooper with the Somerset Light Infantry during the Second World War, including his soldiers service and pay book, ration book, clothing coupons, release book, discharge papers and medals (1940-1946), also accompanied by a swimming certificate, awarded to him by Barking Education Committee (1927) and a related photograph, as well as printed material that he collected throughout his life, such as a copies of the Barking Book of Rememberance (1946), a leaflet on the inaugural loan exhibition at Eastbury Manor (1935-1936) and the honorary freedom of the Borough of Barking 1949. Also includes scanned copies of family photographs, with annotations.

Administrative / Biographical History

E. R. Copper (fl. 1910-1950) was born and went to school in Barking. He lived at 47 St. Erkenward Road, Barking, before going on to serve with the Somerset Light Infantry during the Second World War.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open to research and can be viewed at the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre. To make an appointment to visit the reading room, please telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre in September 2011.

Note

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

For further information about the contents of this collection, please contact the Barking and Dagenham Archive and Local Studies Centre by telephone 020 8227 2033 or email at localstudies@lbbd.gov.uk.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

This collection was previously held by the family of the creator.

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