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Albert COPE

Private 31647 Albert COPE of 9th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Killed in Action Saturday 2nd September 1916, France & Flanders, age 20

Home address:103 Croft Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Mary Ann Cope and Samuel Cope of 103 Croft Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Widower to Ethel Cope (née Taylor) Died October 1915
Occupation:Coal Pit Taken Off, Denton Colliery
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium,   VII. D. 2.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

Shot in the head.

From the Manchester Evening News, 15th Friday September 1916, page 2, column 7:

Shortly before going to France he had buried both his wife and child within a fortnight.