Henry was born in Great Yarmouth in 1861. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Cooper and the husband of Margery Ann Cooper. Henry does not appear on 1911 census but Margery Ann Cooper and children Henry, Madge, Alfred, Elizabeth and Agnes are living at 39 Maughan St, Penarth. In 1901 census Margery and her children Henry, Madge, Alfred and Elizabeth lived on Paget Terrace, Penarth. Henry served in the Mercantile Marine, aboard S.S. “Argus”. His rank was Master (Captain). He died on 21st October 1917 when his ship was in collision with a steamer. He was aged 56 and is buried at I. A. 8., Fredrikstad Military Cemetery, Norway. (see also Herbert A Gunn).