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  • Name: Henry COOPER
  • D.O.B: 27th Feb, 1826
  • D.O.A: 3rd Jun, 1855
  • D.O.D: 15th Jul, 1893
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Boatswain, HMS Miranda, Royal Navy
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Taganrog, Russia 3 June 1855

3 June 1855

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The Crimean War 

From June to August 1855 the Allies launched various attacks against Taganrog on the Gulf of Taganrog at the north-east corner of the Sea of Azov. On 3 June 1855 the Russian commander there rejected the Allied ultimatum to surrender Russian vessels and supplies. Lieutenant C W Buckley (qv) and Boatswain H Cooper proceeded ashore in a four-oared gig, and destroyed various government buildings and stores.

Citation

 Performed the desperate service of landing at Taganrog in presence of a large force, to set fire to the Government Stores. See preceding Memoir of Commander Buckley. (Admiral Lord Lyons’ Despatch, 6th June, 1855, No. 429.) 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 24 February 1857. 24 February 1857, Numb. 21971, p. 650

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