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 April

1918 — Second Battle of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX began. Australian and British troops fought to regain the town that had been captured just three weeks earlier. There were 1469 Australian casualties, many due to mustard gas

1918 — LT C. SADLIER won a Victoria Cross for his inspirational gallantry during the battle at Villers-Bretonneux