Source: Muncie Star Press 23 Sept 1918 p 5
Official lists of Indiana’s soldiers who have died in the war are not obtainable, either at Washington or elsewhere. The following names have been compiled from a thorough examination of files of daily newspapers and if there are errors or omissions it is due to the fact that records in the War Department have not yet been segregated into states so as to be quickly available….
Lt. William E. G. Cooper, Hillsboro, died in action July 31, 1918
Source: Indianapolis News, Marion County, Indiana 31 July 1918 p 3
Crawfordsville, Ind July 21 – Mr. and Mrs. CB Cooper of Hillsboro, Fountain County, have received word from the war department that their son, Lt. William E. G. Cooper was Killed In Action in France on July 20. Lt. Cooper was 29 years old and enlisted in the regular army July 4, 1916. He was with a machine gun company of the 58th regiment and went to France in April. Lt. Cooper was a graduate of the Hillsboro HS. He was superintendent of schools at Westfield, Ill when he enlisted. He has two brothers in the service, CC Cooper, now on his way overseas and Joel S. Cooper, who is in training at Ft. Riley, Kansas