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
17 January

1917 — 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, sailed for France. This was the last AFC Squadron formed in WW1 and began active service over the Western Front in the Battle of Cambrai

1945 — Battle of TSIMBA RIDGE, a strongly fortified Japanese position  in the north of Bougainville

1991 — Coalition air attacks began against Iraqi forces in IRAQ and KUWAIT, marking the beginning of the GULF WAR, which ended when Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait