Private Francis Copeland

Service Number 9578


World War 1



KIA Aged 34
Born Crossing, Sharp, Westmoreland, son of Francis (stone cutter) & Mary Ann Kerr Copeland, resident of 3 Maxwellton Street, Paisley. Widow, Ellen McCormack Copeland & 4 children resident of 34 Broomlands Street, Paisley. Joined 1st Scots Guards in 1897 serving in the South African War. Recently a employee with Ferguslie Thread Mill Work's Dept., also a member of the works Fire Brigade. Member of New Street E.U. Congregational Church. Re-enlisted early in the war. (brother of Joseph).
Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
Scotland In town centre Junction of Gilmour Street and Moss Street Paisley Renfrew Strathclyde PA1 1BZ Paisley War Memorial World War 1
Francis Copeland 8-11-1914 View

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