Arthur William Cooper
Merchant Navy. British
|Died||22 Nov 1942||(31)|
Roster information listed for Arthur William Cooper
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Empire Sailor||Motor merchant||Chief Engineer Officer||21 Nov 1942 (+)||U-518|
Son of Arthur William and Isobel Margaret Cooper, of Invergowrie, Angus. His brother Norman Roy Cooper was lost when the British steam merchant Benvorlich was bombed and sunk by a German aircraft on 19 March 1941.
Arthur William Cooper was rescued by HMCS Timmins after the sinking of Empire Sailor, but died from phosgene gas poisoning and was buried at sea in position 43°50N/62°05W at 11.15 hours on 22 Nov, 1942.