stephen p nunn Posted 25 January , 2018 Share Posted 25 January , 2018 Evening all. I have previously posted topics around my interest in Canada Farm CWGC (Ypres) and my search for the medals and stories behind the men buried there. The collection is growing and I am pleased to report that I have obtained the medals for another man commemorated there. Despite searching, the information on him at the moment is quite scant. This is it: Ernest Alexander COPSEY Born 1895, the son of Alice Copsey of 37 Dickeson Street, Kentish Town, London. He lived in Kentish Town. Enlisted at St. Pancras. First on Active Service in Egypt 7/10/1915. SDGW indicates he was in the Royal Horse Artillery and the Royal Field Artillery. However, his MIC indicates only the Royal Field Artillery. He served as a Gunner (84312) in "X" 29th Mortar Battery. He died on 12th July 1917 (aged 22) - presumably in the dressing Station Canada Farm. He is buried in the CWGC Canada Farm at I.C.26. He was entitled to the 1915 Star trio. However, I have only been able to get hold of the BWM and VM, the Star seems to be missing. Can anyone add anything to Ernest's story? I am particularly interested to know who he served with in Egypt, if he was in the RHA and RFA and what X29 MB were up to - especially on 12/7/17. Thanks all for your help. Best wishes. Stephen (Maldon) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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