Arthur Cooper's Service Medals

Historical note: 

This medal group features the Military Cross (far left) awarded to Leiutenant Arthur Cooper for his bravery while leading his Platoon during the attack on Peronne on the 1st September 1918. Although being wounded at the beginning of the operation, he showed great endurance, initiative and resourcefulness and was the only Officer left with his company once they had reached their objective. Cooper was praised for his 'determination and utter disregard for danger'. Also pictured to the right of his Military Cross are the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Category: 
Awards and decorations
Themes: 
Bravery
Conflict: 
The Great War
Location: 
Western Front
Story: 
Lieutenant Arthur Cooper

On this day

On this day
17 February

1900 — Troops of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles formed part of major attack at PAARDEBERG, South Africa. This attack led to the surrender of GEN. Piet Cronje and 4000 of his troops. This was the last major action of the BOER WAR

1970 — 8 RAR and 1st Armoured Regiment were engaged in the Battle of LONG HAI, Vietnam. 8 RAR was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation including Cross of Valour with Palm Unit Citation by the South Vietnamese Government for this action.