Allan Copley (1893-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Allan Copley

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

COPLEY, ALLAN. 2nd Lieutenant. 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly Private. Honourable Artillery Company. Born 22.4.1893. Son of Joseph and Hannah Copley, 9 Station Lane, Berry Brow. Educated at Berry Brow Council School and the evening continuation classes in connection with Huddersfield Technical College. As a boy he sang in the choir at Armitage Bridge Church. After leaving school assisted his father in his business as a hairdresser in Berry's Yard, off New Street, Huddersfield. Then for two years was a member of the staff of the Western Australian Insurance Company Limited, of Queen Victoria Street, London, learning the business of underwriter in the shipping losses department. Enlisted November, 1915, in the Honourable Artillery Company. Gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant in January, 1917, in the 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Embarked for France, 13.2.1917. Killed in action near Arras, 2.4.1917, aged 23 years. Buried HENIN CRUCIFIX CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 4.
ROH:- Armitage Bridge National School; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.