Percy John COUPAR


COUPAR, Percy John

Service Number: 6929
Enlisted: 4 August 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Home Town: Trafalgar, Baw Baw, Victoria
Schooling: St Alothores Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Draper
Died: Killed In Action, France, 31 December 1916
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Picardie
Plot VI, Row Q, Grave 5, Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 6929, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Gunner, SN 6929, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Gunner, SN 6929, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
17 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Rank confirmed previously provisional Bombadier
13 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, From 4th Field Artillery Brigade. Rank of provisional Baombadier
22 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
9 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, In the field
31 Dec 1916: Involvement Sergeant, SN 6929, 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Coupar and Anne Sharp Coupar nee Brand of 'Maiscourt'. Riversdale Road, Camberwell Easr, Victoria

Husband of Ethel Coupar of Trafalgar, Victoria

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