Flying Officer (AG) Everett Ellwyn Cooper
Birth: September 27, 1924 in Kelowna, BC
Death: December 5, 1944 in Rugby England
Service Number: J42284
Everett Ellwyn Cooper was a student at Richmond High School. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, eventually becoming a Flying Officer Air Gunner with the #428 Ghost Squadron. While stationed in England, Ellwyn was one of fourteen airmen who were killed when a #428 Squadron Lancaster bomber and a #426 Squadron Halifax aircraft were involved in a mid-air collision. Both planes crashed and exploded, killing all crew members, one mile east of Yelvertoft, near Rugby. Ian Thomas Myron, also from Richmond, was the Air Gunner on board the Halifax aircraft. Everett Ellwyn Cooper is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England.
History of the Road Name (Cooper Road):
- Name choice advised within letter dated June 14, 1954 from R.C. Palmer (City Clerk) to Reeve and Council. (Street Naming File 4741, 1950-1955)
- Council Resolution to adopt road name: Council Minutes June 14th, 1954, res. 545, pg. 346