Sergeant Thomas Cooper

Sergeant Thomas Cooper of H Company, was one of 19 sergeants of the 1st Battalion killed at Isandhlwana, along with 5 Colour-Sergeants and 5 specialist sergeants. Other ranks killed included 2 lance-sergeants, 15 corporals, 9 lance-corporals, 11 drummers, a drum-major, an orderly Room Clerk and 337 privates. He is dressed in the uniform he wore in the battle and sports a beard that was probably normal for these men who had been campaigning in Southern Africa since 1876.

Regimental details | Soldiers at Isandhlwana


by Stephen Luscombe