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
1 April

1921 — The First Australian Imperial Force, raised for overseas service in World War 1, was disbanded

1955 —The Australian Government announced its decision to send ground troops to the Commonwealth of Nations Far East Strategic Reserve in Malaya