George Wilfred COPE


COPE, George Wilfred

Service Number: 3128
Enlisted: 6 August 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Homestead, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 6 May 1893
Home Town: Mallala, Mallala, South Australia
Schooling: Reeves Plain School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, To Be Determined, France, 17 June 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mallala District of Grace WW1 Roll of Honor, Mallala Reeves Plains State School Old Scholars Honour Roll, Mallala War Memorial, Two Wells WW1 Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

6 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3128, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
12 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3128, 27th Infantry Battalion
12 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3128, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide
6 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 27th Battalion to the 32nd Battalion
20 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3128, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Gunshot wounds to the arm and thigh. Evacuated to England on the 22 July 1916
27 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 32nd Infantry Battalion, In the field
17 Jun 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 3128, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Frederick Cope and Emily Rachel (nee Hall) Cope of Mallala, SA; brother of Thomas Edward Cope MM, Edith Maud Cope, Arthur Phillip Clifford, Cope, Agnes Hilda Cope, Ernest Edwin Cope and Harold Oswald Cope

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal