sotonmate, on 16 May 2012 - 09:43 PM, said:
Is it likely that the brothers served beyond WW1 ? I have searched the NA Catalogue for a service record but none indicated either as Cooper or Robertson Cooper,which might suggest they were still there after 1922 and records not released from the Army as yet.
I am hoping to look at a small part of the Diary for Stewart next week and will take a look here and there,I am unlikely to have time to read it all though !
Thanks for the offer and I understand it may well be that nothing comes of it, anything you turn up is a bonus, so thanks eitherway
Here's what I know ..
Sir George J R Cooper served in the Royal Scots and was commissioned in 1913 and in 1922 retired with the rank of Captain, The London Gazette has him transfer to the Royal Scots Greys in September 1911
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), Second Lieutenant George James Robertson Cooper,
from Hampshire (Carabiniers) Yeomany, to be Second Lieutenant (on probation).
Dated 2nd September, 1911.
His "mention in Dispatches would probably be the most interesting. The reference comes from The Daily Graphic of 22 October 1914 so I'd guess that it related to the Greys role in the retreat from Mons or battle of the Aisne ... but I'm really not sure.
Alastair R Cooper served in the Royal Scots as well and he is listed as Commissioned 1914, retired Rank of Captain 1930. I have a note saying "from Royals, 1919"