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VC861   Edward Cooper

Name   Edward Cooper   No.   R.2794   

VC Issue No.   861   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's Royal Rifle Corps, 12th Battalion, A Company, No. 1 Platoon

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Portrack, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   North Tees Hospital, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Teeside Crematorium, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England

Cremated   Teeside Crematorium, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, England

Date Buried/Cremated   23 August 1985

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   August Plot, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   14 September 1917

VC Presented   26 September 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Named in Book of Remembrance, Teeside Crematorium, Middlsbrough, North Yorkshire

P  Named on Regimental Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire

Cooper Room, Masonic Hall, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham

P  Memorial Plaque, The Library, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham

P  Cooper Square, Durham, Co Durham

By The Way…

He was presented with the Freedom of Middlesbrough on 13 May 1944 and a Freeman of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees on 24 July 1985

VC Held By

Preston Hall Museum, Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England



VC 860 VC 862
VC 860
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The First World War

BORN   4 May 1896

DIED   19 August 1985   AGE   89

VC Won   16 August 1917   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Near Langemarck, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917