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 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 the 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 with which he was also issued.

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

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