Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Coopers in:
 • Acklam Cemetery and Crematorium
 • Middlesbrough
 • Middlesbrough Unitary Authority
 • North Yorkshire
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Edward Cooper
Birth: May 4, 1896
Death: Aug. 19, 1985

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Stockton-on-Tees, England, he served as a Sergeant in the 12th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps, British Army. At Langemarck Belgium on August 16, 1917, when German machine-guns from a concrete blockhouse were causing heavy casualties to Sergeant Cooper's battalion, he took four men and rushed towards the blockhouse. Although they fired at the garrison at very close range, the machine-guns were not silenced. Sergeant Cooper then himself, ran straight at them and fired his revolver into an opening in blockhouse. The machine-guns ceased firing, the garrison surrendered with seven machine-guns and 45 prisoners being captured. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on September 26, 1917 and went on to achieve the rank of Major. He died at the age of 89 in Stockton-on-Tees, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Acklam Cemetery and Crematorium
Middlesbrough Unitary Authority
North Yorkshire, England
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Dec 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8153886
Edward Cooper
Added by: Erik Skytte
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Hero, Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: Mar. 24, 2015

- Kat
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014
There are 35 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 25 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service