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Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
William Cope (a coal miner) and Eliza Godber married in 1876 at Nottingham. They had four children before Eliza died in 1890 age 37, Sarah, born 1876, John 1879, William 1884 and Eliza born 1889. By 1891, widowed William was working at Newstead Colliery with his four children. He remarried in 1897 to Ellen Wallhead, a widow who bought with her, four children from her previous marriage. William senior died in 1902 aged 52. The houswehold of Ellen Cope in 1911 also consisted of step-son William Cope junior and son Osborne Wallhead both working as coal miners from their address of 85 Newstead Colliery.
He was a miner.
08 May 1916
261581 - CWGC Website
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private William Cope, enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 17th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Welbeck Rangers), he was killed in action on 8th May 1916. He is buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue. grave reference III.F.4
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