Memorial: M5314

Memorial at Grave Island Cemetery, Chapwani Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania commemorating Lieutenant Myles Cooper, RN, d. 1888

Location

Grave Island Cemetery, Chapwani Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Rest of the World

Transcript

'In memory of Myles Harry Cooper Lieutenant R.N. on H.M.S. Griffon / who was killed on the 12 October 1888 when in command of her steam / cutter in capturing an armed slave dhow off Pemba Island aged 26' [other side] 'Erected by his shipmates / Death is swallowed up in victory'

Details

Type: Cross
Vessel: HMS Griffon

People

Cooper, Myles Henry
Age: 26
Date of Death: 12/9/1888
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

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