Harold Coppock

Harold Coppock

Harold Coppock


290429, Private, Harold De Lisle Coppock, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, former number, 2177.

Born in 1897 at Prestbury, son of goods porter on the railway, Walter and Margaret Ellen, (nee, Lowe), Coppock, of Blue Bell Lane, Tytherington.

In 1901, the family where living with Margaret’s parents, Mr and Mrs William Lowe at Beech Lane, Tytherington, and by 1911, they were living at 72 Beech Lane, Macclesfield. Harold was also a keen Boy Scout.

Harold attested at Macclesfield, and after his initial training he was drafted with British Expeditionary Force to France, 14 February 1915, with the 1st Battalion.

After surviving the hostilities of France and Flanders at Ypres, Gravenstafel and Hill 60, Harold was then drafted with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force to the Egyptian theatre of war with the 7th Battalion. Here he was engaged at the capture and defence of Jerusalem (9 to 29 December, 1917).

On the 16th the 4th Battalion were withdrawn to Bethlehem. On the 17th, the 7th Battalion attempted to capture Ras Ez Zamby, but were unsuccessful and Harold was killed in this action, Monday, 17 December 1917, aged 20 years

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, Harold Coppock has no known resting place and he is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel/Palestine.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – Panel 19.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • Photos of 3rd Macclesfield Troop pre WW1
  • Great war history of 3rd Macclesfield Sue Henderson
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
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