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Cecil Morney COPPIN

Regimental number2946
Place of birthAddlestone England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o Alice H Hunt, Kiewa Street, Albury, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Coppin, 13 Jedburgh Street, North Side, Clapham, Common, London, SW
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian Castuality Clearing Station
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 4 October 1916

Meritorious Service Medal


Work during the Ypres operation in September and October 1917 and in the Nieppe area.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has done meritorious work for the unit during the YPRES operations during September/October, 1917, and afterwards in NIEPPE area. This N.C.O. has given always most valuable aid, often under very trying and disadvantageous circumstances. His record has been excellent from GALLIPOLI to the present date, as H.Q. Orderly Room Sergeant Clerk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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