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Regimental number47
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia24
AddressArtillery Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Copland, Wetherill Park, Smithfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery; Scotch Grays in South Africa during Boer War
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5/6/1915
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateKilled in Action 10 November 1916
Place of death or woundingContalmaison, Somme, France
Age at death32.5
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialContalmaison Chateau Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: peter and Ann COPLAND; husband of Edith COPLAND, Wetherill Park, New South Wales. Native of Scotland

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