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Gerald Arthur COPE

Regimental number6960
Place of birthCasino New South Wales
SchoolSouthport High School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressDalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Cope, New England Girls School, Armidale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCadets, Southport
Enlistment date15 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 28), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lawrence and Gertrude COPE, Springwood, Cameron Street, Edgecliffe, New South Wales. Native of Casino, Richmond River, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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