303854 (2698113) John Murdoch COOPER, MBE, DCM, 2 Scots Guards & Special Air Service

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    Personal Number: 303854
    Army Number: 2698113
    Rank: Lance-Sergeant ; Lieutenant
    Name: John Murdoch COOPER, DCM
    Unit: 2 Battalion Scots Guards attached Special Air Service Brigade


    London Gazette : 26 November 1942
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35799/supplement/5142/data.pdf
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field: —
    The Distinguished Conduct Medal.
    No. 2698113 Lance-Sergeant John Murdoch Cooper, Scots Guards.


    London Gazette : 21 July 1944
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    London Gazette : 12 February 1946
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37462/supplement/899/data.pdf
    S.A.S.R.
    The notifn. regarding War Subs. Lt. J. M. COOPER (303854) in Gazette (Supplement) dated 21st July 1944 is cancelled.

    London Gazette : 2 May 1952
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39530/supplement/2358/data.pdf
    SPECIAL AIR SERVICE REGIMENT.
    Short Serv. Commn.
    Lt. (Hon. Capt.) John Murdoch COOPER, D.C.M. (303854), from T.A. Res. of Offrs., to be Lt., 17th Dec. 1951, with seniority 26th Aug. 1950, relinquishing the hon. rank of Capt.
     
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    Enormously late award for an immediate DCM. I'm guessing the SAS had an attitude to paperwork as set out in the series.

    All the best

    Andreas
     
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    From "BORN OF THE DESERT"; Malcolm James, published by Collins in 1945.

    from Born of the Desert.jpg

    And "THE ORIGINALS (Notes by PAT RILEY)" published in Mars & Minerva (Pat Riley and Johnny Cooper circled).

    from M & M notes by Pat Riley 1.jpg

    from M & M notes by Pat Riley 2.jpg

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
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