William COPE
Rank: Private
Number: 49036
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 25 September 1916
Age: 31
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

William was born in Heaton Norris. At the time of the 1901 Census, he was serving an apprenticeship as a signwriter, working for a company in Manchester. His father, also called William, is thought to have died by 1916, but his mother and sisters lived at the family home at 37 Beech Road, Stockport.

William enlisted in the town in March 1916, going overseas around July. He was killed in an attack described here.

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