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Daniel Cooper

"Coops"

Daniel Cooper

(1988 – 2010)

  • You deserve to have this candle burn forever in your memory. You were so brave and so young. You are a hero and will never be forgotten.
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  • You died a hero doing something you loved. You will not be forgotten.
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  • Another really sad loss to The Rifles. My heart goes out to your family, friends and all those in your reg. Sleep well soldier.
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Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper
(1988 – 2010)

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Daniel Cooper

(1988 – 2010)
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About Daniel
This is a tribute to Daniel Cooper. Lance Corporal Daniel Cooper was from 3rd Battalion The Rifles and was killed as a result of wounds received from an explosion near Sangin, in Helmand province, during the morning of 24th January 2010.
Daniel was born in Hereford on 10th March 1988 and went to Whitecross High School. He enlisted into the Army and went into the Army Training Regiment in Bassingbourn in 2005 for his phase one training. He received phase two training at ITC Catterick and joined 2 LI in Edinburgh in 2006.
Daniel Cooper deployed with A Company 3 RIFLES to Afghanistan in October 2009 and was operating in southern Sangin. Following the injury to his section Second In Command he was promoted
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to LCpl in the field on 21 December 2009 and stepped up to fill this role.
Daniel's parents, Karl and Caroline Cooper said:
"A caring son, brother and partner. He was not just a brother but a best friend who will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Daniel, we were proud to be your parents from the day you were born."
Major Tim Harris, Officer Commanding A Company said:
"Lance Corporal Cooper was something of a legend in A Company. I had the pleasure of being his Company Commander for 9 months and I have been amazed at the warmth and depth of affection within the Company for this modest young man. It is a testament to his quality that my platoon commanders have fought over who got to
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keep him in their platoon – he had such a positive impact on those around him.
"He was an excellent soldier with incredible stamina – he wanted to become a Physical Training Instructor and at the same time wanted to do a Junior Non Commissioned Officers' Cadre for promotion to Lance Corporal. Knowing his energy and enthusiasm, I don't doubt he could have done both courses at the same time.
"I remember fitness training sessions in Edinburgh , when the Company would run up into the Pentland hills and 'Coops' would quite literally be running rings around the rest of the company in preparation for the PTI course. He had clear and unequivocal potential for a long career in the Rifles.
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/> "I have fond personal memories of him here in Sangin, whether leading on patrol, or driving the Platoon resupply quad bike. He did all of these things with utter dedication and concentration. He was one of the exceptional breed of men who volunteer to search the ground for improvised explosive devices so that their mates might be safe. If you want to know real bravery, walk a mile in their shoes. But with Coops, when the time was right, he was never far from a well-judged practical joke or two.
"Unusually for a Rifleman, he also made an indelible mark on people outside the company and always stopped to talk to people in the Battalion – a true Rifleman, with time for others.
"His passing
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is a sad loss to the company but this can only be a fraction of the loss felt by his beloved family and friends. I only hope they can take a crumb of comfort in the knowledge that he touched so many lives, and made so many people happy – he will live long in our memories.
"We are even more determined to follow his example of positivity and pursue our mission in the same way that he did. Rest in peace, Coops."
"We shall continue with the noble task for which he laid down his life, steeled by his unhesitating sacrifice and in the certain knowledge that this is what he would expect of us. A proud son of Herefordshire, he will be sorely missed by us all."
This is a memorial to Lance Corporal
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Daniel Cooper and has been created in honour of his life, his achievements and the ultimate sacrifice that he made. May he rest in peace.
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On 26th Jan 2010
paul jenkins
wrote:
i grew up with him playing football for close on 6/7 years and they would have to be the best years of my life, id like to thank dan for so many great memories, he was an amazing kid to hang around with, his smile, his funny comments and actions always made my day. serving his country with such honour, i have the upmost respect for you to do what you did i wouldnt have the guts to do. love ya mate, always remembered never forgotten until we meet again r.i.p
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On 26th Jan 2010
Marie Richards
wrote:
I watched him as a baby and lost touch over the years with the family its a hard lesson on how not to loose touch,may he rest in peace knowing he did his duty and gave his greatest gift of all ..his life.I hope I never have to be in the place his mum,dad,sister,nan,grandad are..despair over the loss of our "little soldier".I have two no matter how old they are they will always be our babies so please say a prayer that he is now safe in gods arms .Marie &
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You deserve to have this candle burn forever in your memory. You were so brave and so young. You are a hero and will never be forgotten.
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You died a hero doing something you loved. You will not be forgotten.
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Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
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Another really sad loss to The Rifles. My heart goes out to your family, friends and all those in your reg. Sleep well soldier.
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Daniel Cooper

This is a tribute to Daniel Cooper. Lance Corporal Daniel Cooper was from 3rd Battalion The Rifles and was killed as a result of wounds received from an explosion near Sangin, in Helmand province, during the morning of 24th January 2010.
Daniel was born in Hereford on 10th March 1988 and went to Whitecross High School. He enlisted into the Army and went into the Army Training Regiment in Bassingbourn in 2005 for his phase one training. He received phase two training at ITC Catterick and joined 2 LI in Edinburgh in 2006.
Daniel Cooper deployed with A Company 3 RIFLES to Afghanistan in October 2009 and was operating in southern Sangin. Following the injury to his section Second In Command he was promoted...

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