South Yorkshire Times, November 24th 1951
Breeding Stable in the Rhine Army
Helping to run a breeding stable, where 200 foals are being broken in for the Rhine Army, is Pte. Joseph Cooper, son of Mr. and the late Mrs. Cooper, 62, Annerley Street, Denaby.
He left school at 14 and went to work as a haulage hand at Yorkshire Main Colliery. After 18 months there he left to take a post with the B.S.A. bicycle factory at Birmingham.
In 1944 he joined the R.A.V.C. and was posted to Germany. He was demobilised in 1948. Six months later he was back in the Army again., this time in the R.A.S.C. Pte. Cooper applied for transfer to the R.A.V.C. and it was granted after an examination in which he gained 99 ½ per cent.
He served in Trieste and was posted from Trieste to Germany, where he is serving now. Pte. Cooper has obviously found in the R.A.V.C. the best outlet for his natural love of horses.