Lt Col Neville Bowes Elliott-Cooper

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Reference WMO/265757

Address:

The Royal Memorial Chapel

Chapel Square

Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst

Camberley

GU15 4NR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Panelling
Materials:
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Neville Bowes Elliott-Cooper, VC, DSO, MC, Royal Fusiliers. Youngest son of Sir Robert Elliott-Cooper and Fanny Leetham, daughter of William Leetham. Educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers in 1908. He served during WW1 and was awarded the DSO and MC. When he was 28 years old, and a temporary Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 8th Battalion the Royal Fusiliers, he was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 30 Nov 1917 east of La Vacquerie, near Cambrai, France during the Battle of Cambrai. He died of his wounds when a prisoner of war in Hannover, Germany aged 29 years. He is buried in grave V. A. 16. of Hamburg Ohlsdorf Cemetery (Friedhof Ohlsdorf). His Victoria Cross is on display at the Royal Fusiliers Museum in the Tower of London. He is also commemorated on a memorial plaque in Ripon Cathedral in Ripon, North Yorkshire and on a memorial at Eton College. Citation: For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. Hearing that the enemy had broken through our outpost line, he rushed out of his dug-out, and on seeing them advancing across the open he mounted the parapet and dashed forward calling upon the Reserve Company and details of the Battalion Headquarters to follow. Absolutely unarmed, he made straight for the advancing enemy, and under his direction our men forced them back 600 yards. While still some forty yards in front he was severely wounded. Realising that his men were greatly outnumbered and suffering heavy casualties, he signalled to them to withdraw, regardless of the fact that he himself must be taken prisoner. By his prompt and gallant leading he gained time for the reserves to move up and occupy the line of defence".  The London Gazette, 12 Feb 1918.
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VC. Neville Bowes Elliott-Cooper, DSO, MC, Lt Col Royal Fusiliers, who left the R.M.C. in 1908 and died Feb 1918 a prisoner of war from wounds received at the Battle of Cambrai where he gained the VC aged 29.

Neville Bowes Elliott-Cooper

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