M, #1189, b. circa 1900
Gordon Cooper was born circa 1900 at Cooper's Falls, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. He began military service on 13 June 1916 at Washago, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, when he signed his Attestation Paper, becoming regimental #868315 with the 182'nd O.S. BN., Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces. He was living at Cooper's Falls, single and a farmer. He listed his father of the same address as his next of kin. He passed his medical exam on June 14, 1916 and was described as: 5' 7" tall, blue eyes, light brown hair, Methodist. He had no distinguishing marks. He and Kathleen Ann Ashman, daughter of Thomas Ashman and Sarah Shaw, were married by Reverend J. R. Patterson on Saturday, 24 September 1921 at Orillia, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. They were both listed as being single and could read and write. He was age 21, Methodist, labourer, intending to live in Orillia. She was age 20, Methodist. C. Windrim and Mrs. L. Needler witnessed the marriage.
|Kathleen Ann Ashman b. 20 Aug 1901|