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
18 January

1942 — Lt Col C ANDERSON 2/19 Battalion, 8th Division, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, won a Victoria Cross for his leadership, his protection of his own wounded men, and for repeatedly risking his own life, during operations in Australia’s first contact with Japanese troops in the MUAR region of Malaya. Lt Col Anderson had previously won a Military Cross in WW1

1945 — Australian troops of 2/5 Battalion engaged troops of the 41st Japanese Division near the village of BALIF, New Guinea