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slick63

Came across this news item whilst searching for something else. Apparently the medal was found recently in a bush, minus its ribbon and with a scrape across it. The link has a name of Lieutenant P. A. Cooper, but no service number....  https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/world-war-one-british-war-2625652?fbclid=IwAR0vFgvUCkdfdIAElh6a29zdG9Uk2t2ATbIddCyjvNszmHN-sTJon8LXIgs

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
13 minutes ago, slick63 said:

Came across this news item whilst searching for something else. Apparently the medal was found recently in a bush, minus its ribbon and with a scrape across it. The link has a name of Lieutenant P. A. Cooper, but no service number....  https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/world-war-one-british-war-2625652?fbclid=IwAR0vFgvUCkdfdIAElh6a29zdG9Uk2t2ATbIddCyjvNszmHN-sTJon8LXIgs

If he was only ever an officer, then he wouldn't have a service number.

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seaJane

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/results/r?_q="Cooper%2C+P*+A*"+WO

 

I can't extract another name of an officer without getting hundreds of hits, so all I can say about this one is that it is right for initials only, and not if he was called Philip Arthur or similar.

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trench whistle

The "scrape" looks suspiciously like a file mark that someone doing a silver test would make, done recently too by the looks of it. Doesn't help as to how it ended up in a hedge though. 

 

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HarryBrook

Another suggestion as to the name of the original recipient - Phillip Alan Cooper, Lt. R.A.F., previously Lt. R.E., from Smethwick, Birmingham.

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DavidOwen

There was a P A Cooper Lt IARO. 

No other details found, yet.

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seaJane
2 hours ago, DavidOwen said:

There was a P A Cooper Lt IARO. 

No other details found, yet.

That was the record I linked :)

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DavidOwen
33 minutes ago, seaJane said:

That was the record I linked :)

Oops, sorry!

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slick63
On 16/03/2019 at 08:24, trench whistle said:

The "scrape" looks suspiciously like a file mark that someone doing a silver test would make, done recently too by the looks of it. Doesn't help as to how it ended up in a hedge though. 

 

My first thoughts on reading the article, were that the medal had been pilfered from somewhere and then discarded by the culprit. 

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