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Anthony Dennis Cope

In memory of:

Lieutenant Anthony Dennis Cope

September 28, 1918

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

8th Battalion

Additional Information


Son of Gilbert Augustus and Annie Cope, of Russell, Manitoba. He enlisted as a Private with the 44th Battalion and was previously wounded in June, 1916.

Commemorated on Page 389 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. A. 23.

Location:

BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY is situated on the D919 heading south from Arras to Ayette. The Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 9 kilometres from Arras, just before a crossroads with the D36 between Ficheux and Boisleux-au-Mont.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CONNON TO CORBETT.  Microform Sequence 22; Volume Number 31829_B016731. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 166.  Page 697 of 818.
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Lieut. A. D. Cope. Photo courtesy Wilf Schofield, England.

The account of Lieut. Cope's death is in Canon Scott's  book 'The Great War As I Saw It':-
 
'Down in the valley our advance had evidently been checked for a time. While I was trying to see what the trouble was, a young officer called Cope, of the 8th Battalion, came up to me. He had lost a brother in the Battalion in the early part of the war.
I said, 'How old are you, Cope?'
He replied, 'I am twenty.'
I said, 'What a glorious thing it is to be out here at twenty.'
'Yes,' he said, looking towards the valley, 'It is a glorious thing to be out here at twenty, but I should like to know what is holding them up.'
He had hardly spoken when there was a sharp crack of a machine gun bullet
and he dropped at my side. The bullet had pierced his steel helmet and entered
his brain. He never recovered consciousness, and died on the way to the aid post.'
Lieut. Cope's brother only brother, Harry, died September 12, 1915, and is buried in the BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION
Belgium 
They were survived by their parents and five sisters.
  • Attestation Papers– Attestation paper for Terence Cope, brother of brother, Harry, died September 12, 1915, and is buried in the BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION Belgium They were survived by their parents, two brothers and five sisters.  Their brother, Terence, enlisted in 1915 and survived the war.

and Anthony killed in action September 28, 1918.  He survived the war.
  • Attestation Papers– Attestation paper for Pte. Harry Cope, brother of Lieut. Anthony Cope.  Harry was killed in 1915.

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