William Copas was born in 1892 in Dorking, and made his living as a steel worker. He was the son of John Henry (Born in Shere, Surrey 1853. Died in Dorking 1904) and Mary Jane Copas (Born in Newdigate, Surrey 1867. Died in Dorking 1902)
Next of kin Alice Copas, Sunnyside, Falkland Grove, Dorking
Regiment 19th Battalion Australian Infantry. Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death 16th September 1916
Place of Death Flanders
Cause of Death Killed in Action by a mine.
Cemetery Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres
The following pages are from Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau files 1914-1918 War 1 DRL/0428