Newbattle at War a history of the Parish at war   

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The Final Whistle

John Cooper would die without firing a shot in anger, 50 of his shipmates died in a week of the flu.

Tragically it would seem that Alex was killed in the Lady Victoria during the Second World War. He served from the first day to the last with the 8th Royal Scots.