Norman Edwin COPLEY


COPLEY, Norman Edwin

Service Number: 264
Enlisted: 3 March 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 19 May 1893
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Ballarat School
Occupation: Sleeper Cutter
Died: Illness - Pneumonia, At sea (HS Rewa) between Mudros and Malta, 1 November 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea Rev. V. L. Keelan officiated,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Greenbushes War Memorial, W.A., Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 264, 28th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 264, 28th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 264, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Copley and Celia Ann Copley nee Warne of 19 Bond Street, Ballarat East, Victoria. Later known as Celia Hore

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Listed in the Ballarat Orphanage as 'name of the fallen'