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Looking for COOPER family in England

Query by BelindaBaulch

I'm looking for the Cooper family in England that may be able to help me find out more information on my grandfather MAURICE JOHN COOPER. I don't know much information on him as he was very secretive. He was born in England and came over to Australia at a very young age. He was born in 1937 and died in Australia in 1989. When he came from England to Australia he was about 15, 16. He was by himself and came over on a boat. We aren't too sure what boat it was so the little information is making it very hard to find out more information.

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on 2009-02-01 03:38:00

BelindaBaulch , from Ferntree Gully, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2009. is researching the following names: BAULCH, COOPER.

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by allycat on 2009-02-03 04:22:47

Dear Belinda,

Hi. Do you have your grandfather's Death Certificate? Usually contains more info but is only as reliable as the informant.

I doubt that your grandfather would have come over to Australia by himself. After WWI times were hard in England, and many young men emigrated to Australia as part of mass emigration schemes. My own English grandfather came to Australia on the 'Big Brother Scheme' aged 15 years arriving in Sydney NSW on the Queen Mary in 1928.

I tried to look at the National Archives of Australia website to see if there was a listing for your grandfather but I couldn't see a record. Perhaps he changed his name? Move your mouse to COLLECTION then click on RECORD SEARCH and SEARCH NOW AS A GUEST USER to have a look.


by asheppard on 2015-08-22 19:38:56

I know this is a old post, but I came across it searching for something else.

Do you have a copy of his marriage and does it give any clues to his parentage??

Could this be your Maurice

Australian Immigration

Name: Maurice Cooper
Gender: Male
Age: 15
Birth Date: abt 1937
Departure Date: 4 Oct 1952
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Melbourne, Australia
Ship Name: Ranchi
Search Ship Database: Search for the Ranchi in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping line: P and O
Official Number: 148130
Master: Captain C F Halliday

Details from Image

Address: 37 Preston Road, Westcliff-on-Sea,(Essex) Farm Trainee, Port of destination Sydney.

This could possibly be his birth
Name: Maurice J Cooper
Mother's Maiden Surname: Cooper
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1937
Registration district: Hackney
Inferred County: Greater London
Volume Number: 1b
Page Number: 462

or this one
Name: Maurice Cooper
Mother's Maiden Surname: Smith
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1937
Registration district: Surrey North Eastern
Inferred County: Surrey, Kent
Volume Number: 2a
Page Number: 106

you would need to get a copy of each and compare with what you know from his marriage and death certificates.

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