Service Number: 2272
Enlisted: 10 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Walkerville, South Australia, 2 April 1885
Home Town: Rosewater (Greytown), Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: East Brunswick Public School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 August 1916, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2272, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2272, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2272, 32nd Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
6 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2272, 48th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Lance-Corporal John Coppin, who was killed in action in France on August 6, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Coppin, of King William-street, Kent Town, and late of Rosewater. He entered the service of the navy on September 3, 1914, and served on board H.M.A.S. Melbourne. Owing to illness he left the navy in November, 1915. Later he enlisted in the A.I.F., and went into camp in January, 1916. He sailed for the front on March 16. Lance-Corporal Coppin was 31 years of age, and was well liked by all who knew him."from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Sep 1916 (