Commemorated:

    

Awards & Titles:

Victoria Cross
Medaille Militaire (France)
 

Military :

Unit :  King's Royal Rifle Corps 

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.

Citation(s) :

  For most conspicuous bravery and initiative in attack. Enemy machine guns from a concrete blockhouse, 250 yards away, were holding up the advance of the battalion on his left, and were also causing heavy casualties to his own battalion. Sjt. Cooper, with four men, immediately rushed towards the blockhouse, though heavily fired on. About 100 yards distant he ordered his men to lie down and fire at the blockhouse. Finding this did not silence the machine guns, he immediately rushed forward straight at them and fired his revolver into an opening in the blockhouse. The machine guns ceased firing and the garrison surrendered. Seven machine guns and forty-five prisoners were captured in this blockhouse. By this magnificent act of courage he undoubtedly saved what might have been a serious check to the whole advance, at the same time saving a great number of lives.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St John's No. 80 E.C.Durham

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