Private Jesse Alfred Coppin

Photo:Wandsworth Cemetery

Wandsworth Cemetery

CWGC

By Jim Devlin

Service Number 'G/46389' - Royal Fusiliers, 13th Bn.

Died of shrapnel wounds on 19th December 1916 aged 31.

He was probably wounded in the Battle of Ancre during November and evacuated to the UK where he died in Tooting Hospital

Buried at Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery in London

This page was added by Jim Devlin on 12/03/2015.
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I am Jesse Coppins great grandson, I have some letters from him to his wife, while they were living in Wimbledon.

My understanding is he had his leg amputated as a result of shrapnel wounds sustained after trying to rescue a fellow soldier.

My Grandfather (his son) never mentioned Tooting hospital and only had very limited memory of him.

Jesse was apparently involved with Coppin's Butchers who are still apparently trading in London.

By Roger Holliman
On 17/07/2016
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