Lt Col William Saffery Cooper

1903 – 1962

William Saffery Cooper, late Indian Army, shares a tombstone with his wife, two children and in-laws, the McNeills.

Cooper’s father and uncle both had interesting careers in the Indian Army and I may write about them sometime. His father, Lt Col William George Cooper, was in 34th Poona Horse, a part of the Bombay Presidency. He married Margaret Lindsay, daughter of Peter Stephenson Turnbull, Surgeon General of the Government of Bombay and later, Honorary Physician to the King. Margaret was born in India and three of her brothers were decorated for their services to the army.

Part of the Digging up the Raj series

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