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Kenneth Ashton Copeland

In memory of:

Private Kenneth Ashton Copeland

September 30, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Machine Gun Corps



Additional Information

Husband of Mary E. Copeland, of Detroit, Michigan.

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

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

D. 18.


The route to the Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery is signposted from the D939 at Raillencourt and is located 1 kilometre north of Sailly on the D140 on the left hand side of the road towards Sancourt. Sailly is a village in the Department of the Nord approximately 3 kilometres north-west of Cambrai just to the north of the main road from Arras to Cambrai (D939). The "Marcoing Line," one of the German defence systems before Cambrai, ran from Marcoing Northward through Sailly to the West of Cantimpre and the East of the village of Haynecourt. The Cemetery at Cantimpre was originally called the Marcoing Line British Cemetery.

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 727 of 818.
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial Plaque
  • Photo of Kenneth Ashton Copeland
  • Newspaper Article– Newspaper article about Kenneth Copeland. Quote from story "Private Copeland's commanding officer, Major James S. Simpson, wrote the following compliment during one of the Belgian drives: "Keep Private Copeland on constant patrol duty and get as many others like him as possible. He is a match for the best soldier in the German Army."
  • Memorial Service Bulletin– Back of memorial service bulletin honoring 'The Brave Men of Broome County', held at the State Armory, Binghamton, NY.
  • Poem– A Poem written by Bruce Copeland (Brother) that he had read at his Family Memorial Service.

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