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William COPPINS

Regimental number3699
Place of birth19 Augustine Road, Gravesend, Kent, England
SchoolMilion Road Council School, Gravesend, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGasfitter
AddressCarstairs House, Balaclava Street, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Coppins, 6 Mead Road, Gravesend, Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row F, Grave No. 12), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Annie COPPINS, 6 Mead Road, Gravesend, Kent, England
Family/military connectionsNil

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