William Thomas Angus Horace Valentine COPPINS


COPPINS, William Thomas Angus Horace Valentine

Service Number: 667
Enlisted: 3 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Walkerville, South Australia, 4 July 1889
Home Town: Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Walkerville Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 26 April 1915, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Coorabie War Memorial, Coorabie and District WW1 Roll of Honor, Gilberton Soldiers Memorial Swimming Reserve, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Walkerville St Andrew's Anglican Church WW1 Memorial Plaque, Walkerville St. Andrew's Anglican Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

3 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
17 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 667, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 667, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Melbourne

from Mackinnon family history

Enlisted in WW1 on 3/9/1914 at Walkerville SA. Served in 12th Infantry Battallion A.I.F. Occupation Labourer, with NOK as Mrs Sarah Jane Coppins at Church Terrace, Walkerville SA. He was unmarried and aged 25years. Known as Horace Coppins

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Margaret Phillips

Club Historian Gilberton Amateur Swimming Club Inc.

Coppins attended Walkerville Primary School and was a popular young man and all round athlete. When he enlisted he was sent to Tasmania to make up the number there.