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James Cooper
Birth: Sep., 1840
Death: Aug. 9, 1889

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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Warstone Lane Cemetery
Hockley
Tamworth Borough
Staffordshire, England
 
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Record added: Oct 06, 2003
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- James Snow
 Added: Aug. 9, 2014
I light a candle for James Cooper ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
The debt we owe cannot be measured.At least we now have honor.God Bless
- wessex
 Added: Jun. 19, 2010
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