COOPER, Samuel

Rank: 
Troop Sergeant Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
PO/X 105978
Honours & Awards: 
Operations: 
Sergeant Samuel Cooper was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. 
 
Recommendation
"After the bulk of the Officers and S.N.C.O.'s in his tp had been killed in the initial assault this Sgt took a leading part in directing street fighting operations within his tp. Later on he led a courageous assault onto a strong enemy MG position in the open firlds on the SW side of the town." [Recommended by Lt Col. C.R. Hardy, Comd. 46RM Commando.]
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 36676, page 4008.
National Archives file WO373/47/14.
 

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