Edward Montagu Hussey-Cooper
His full name, at least later in life, was Edward Montagu Hussey-Cooper. He was born in 1873 in Wheatley, third son of Joseph Hussey Cooper, also born in Wheatley, in 1835, and Mary Jane nee Sivier, born in Ryde, Isle of Wight in 1848. At the Census in 1881 the Cooper family were living on Westfield Road, the father being a brick maker and farmer of 52 acres, employing thirteen men and four women. Edward, a brother of William Clayton Cooper, does not appear with his numerous siblings in the 1891 or 1901 Censuses. This may have been because by then he was a merchant seaman. Certainly, in 1904 in Melbourne, Australia, as the Second Officer of RMS Australia, he gave evidence at a Court of Marine Enquiry into the wreck of that ship. In that same year he married Violet Coghill, who had been born in New South Wales in 1878. With his wife and children he was living in Woodstock, Oxon. in 1911. He was a Certified Captain in the Mercantile Marine and it seems that he continued in that role until 1949.