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VC330   James Cooper

BORN   September 1840

DIED   9 August 1889  AGE   48

VC Won  7 May 1867   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Little Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean

War/Campaign  Andaman Island Expedition

Name   James Cooper   No.    496

VC Issue No.   330   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 43 Court Farm Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Warstone Lane Cemetery, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands


Date Buried/Cremated   15 October 1889

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   Section P, Public Grave 1428

Gazetted   17 December 1867

VC Presented   16 April 1868 by GOC Pegu Division, Major-General Thomas Faunce at Rangoon, Burma


P  Plaque at Cemetery Lodge, Warstone Lane Cemetery, Hockley, Birmingham, West Midlands (unveiled 30 November 2003)

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

Painting of gig by unknown artist at the Army Medical Services Museum

By The Way…

A ceremony was held to honour the VC with an unveiling of a plaque at the cemetery gates November 2003

VC Held By

Royal Warwickshire (TA) Regiment, TA Centre, Barrows Lane, Sheldon, Birmingham, West Midlands, England



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