Arthur Cooper's Presentation Mug

Historical note: 

This mug was presented to Arthur Cooper during his Officer Cadet Training at Prembroke College, Cambridge University.

Category: 
Souvenirs and ephemera
Themes: 
Sport
Conflict: 
First World War
Location: 
England
Story: 
Lieutenant Arthur Cooper
Production Date: 
Circa 1917
Engraved: 
N°2 . O. C. E Regatta Challenge Cup Won by A. Coy. (Quees Coll. Cambridge) Bow. A. W. Cooper. Aug. 1917

On this day

On this day
24 June

1927 — Opening of the MENIN GATE Memorial at YPRES, Belgium. This Memorial records the names of over 56,000 Allied soldiers, including 6176 Australians, missing in the battles around YPRES in World War 1

1940 — The British Government requested Australian support in the provision of military assets to assist in the garrisoning Malaya

1942 — Rommel’s Afrika Corps attacked Egypt, forcing the Allied troops back to El ALAMEIN

1942 — Maroubra Force was formed from the 300 strong Papuan Infantry Battalion and the 39th Battalion, an Australian militia unit. Its job was to defend Port Moresby