Drummer Albert Copping as a boy soldier in The Grenadier Guards

Albert Copping-drummer Grenadier Guards-killed in action 1914 AR.jpg

Title

Drummer Albert Copping as a boy soldier in The Grenadier Guards

Description

Drummer Albert Copping in The Grenadier Gurards.
The 1901 census shows that Albert was the second youngest of the children of Albert Snr. and Annie Copping. In 1904 Alberts father died and by the time of the 1911 census return all of the family had scattered. Albert enlisted and is shown to be a boy soldier.
Albert's war only lasted one month as he was killed sometime between 14th and 16th September 1914. He is a soldier 'known to God'.
Drummer Albert Copping is remembered with honour on the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France - a memorial dedicated to missing soldiers. He is seen in the photograph 2nd left in the front row.

Creator

SLHG

Date

c1911

Contributor

U, AR

Rights

Stradbroke Village Archive Creative Commons Licence is Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivs - CC BY-NC-ND http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Source

Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901. Data imaged from the National Archives, London,
Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911.
England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.

Identifier

SVA/6/126

Original Format

photograph

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this is my great uncle, Albert Arthur Copping.

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SLHG, “Drummer Albert Copping as a boy soldier in The Grenadier Guards,” Stradbroke Village Archive, accessed March 8, 2021, http://www.stradbrokearchive.org.uk/items/show/671.