Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM WRIGHT GILBERT COOPER was the son of Henry Edward Cooper, of Calcutta. He was born in 1823; graduated B.A. from Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1845, and proceeded M.A.in 1853. He was Curate of St. Mary's, Dover, 1845-55, when he was appointed a Chaplain by the East India Company. He served at Trichinopoly, 1855-58; Mysore, 1858-65; Black Town, 1865- 66; Bangalore, 1866-69 and 1871-73; Ootacamund, 1869-71; Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop, 1873-75; St. Thomas Mount, 1875-77. .Upon his retirement he became Vicar of Burwash, Sussex, 1877-87, and there he died. He had a cultivated taste in the design and fittings of a Church, and greatly improved the interior of St. John's, Bangalore. He never ceased to interest himself in the St. Paul's Bangalore Mission, of which he was for some time the honorary secretary and treasurer. He was the author of an account of Bishop Gell's Visitation Tour in 1873.