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 James Cooper

James Cooper

Birth
Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death 9 Aug 1889 (aged 48)
Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Burial Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Memorial ID 7954576 · View Source
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Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Birmingham, England, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot, British Army. On May 7, 1867, at the island of Andaman, in the Bay of Bengal India, Private Cooper was one of a party of five who risked their lives in manning a boat and proceeding through dangerous surf to rescue some of their comrades who had been sent to the island to find out the fate of the commander and seven of the crew, who were feared murdered by the cannibalistic islanders. For bravery at sea, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and is one of only six awarded for action when no enemy was present. He died at age 48 in Birmingham, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 6 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7954576
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Cooper (Sep 1840–9 Aug 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7954576, citing Warstone Lane Cemetery, Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .