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
9 July

1940 — HMA Ships SYDNEY, STUART, VOYAGER, and VAMPIRE, together with ships of the Royal Navy, engaged the Italian Navy in the Battle of CALABRIA

1942 — 2/24th Battalion captured a German radio interception and intelligence unit, effectively blinding Rommel in North Africa

1943 — 3 and 450 Squadron, RAAF, and eight Australian warships, were part of a force of some 180,000 troops and 2,590 ships involved in the invasion of SICILY