Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Second Lieutenant John Patrick Copinger

From G. K. Rose, The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.

“Guest, another new officer, before he went into the line showed that he was made of the right stuff; he was commander of No. 16 Platoon. Dawson- Smith, Copinger, Gascoyne, and Hill were other new arrivals in my company.”

“So ended the attack on Hill 35. Upon its slopes were added our dead to the dead of many regiments. But our casualties were few considering that the attack had been brought to a standstill
by machine-gun fire. Of D Company officers Guest was wounded (he had behaved with gallantry
in the attack) and Copinger missing.”

Name: COPINGER, JOHN PATRICK
Initials: J P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2/4th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 10/09/1917
Additional information: Son of Annie Stewart Copinger, of 30, Sherborne Gardens, Ealing, London, and the late Rev. H. E. Copinger.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVI. E. 14.
Cemetery: NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY

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