William Cooper papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photograph (10 May 1917); Extracts from diaries, letters and official papers, compiled by his daughter, Gwen Cooper (n.d.); Bound photocopy of extracts from diaries, letters and official papers, compiled by his daughter, Gwen Cooper (n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Cooper (b. 1886 at Barking, Essex), an undertaker, a member of the Plymouth Brethren and conscientious objector, was granted temporary exemption in June 1916, and exemption conditional on his joining the St John Ambulance Association in Oct. 1916. He was ordered to join the Rifle Brigade in 1917 and his refusal resulted in imprisonment at Wormwood Scrubs in June 1917, before he was transferred to the Non-Combatant Corps, 11th Eastern Company.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed