The son of John and Elizabeth Cope and husband of Nellie Cope of 53, St. Helen's Street, Elsecar, he was born in Cannock, Staffordshire, lived in Elsecar and enlisted at Hoyland on the 11th September 1915, he joined the Expeditionary Force France on the 21st Septenber 1918.
He was killed in action on the 16th October, 1918, while serving on the Western Front.
Memorial Plaque, Holy Trinity Church, Elsecar
In most Grateful Memory of
Parishioners of Elsecar
who laid down their lives
in the Great War 1914 - 18
"Faithful Unto Death"
Picture by George Horner
Elsecar Midland Working Men's
Roll of Honour
Postcard Dicovered by David Laban
Elsecar Comrades who died in the Great War
Fred Dickens 1st /5th Bn. York & Lancaster Regt. Died 4th December, 1915.|
John Peel 1st Bn. Kings Own Yokshire Light Infantry. Died 8th May, 1915.
Frank H. Standish 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 27th March, 1916.
George H. Taylor 13th Bn. York & Lancaster Regt. Died 18th September, 1918.
William Camplin 2nd/5th York & Lancaster Regt. Died 21st May, 1917.
John Cope 111th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 16th October, 1918.
Fred Kaye 9th Bn. Yorkshire Regt. Died 24th October, 1918.
Postcard Discovered by David Laban
John Cope's grave,
Dadizeele New British Cemetery,
Dadizeele, Moorslede, Belgium.
A Day of Remembrance
Sad to Recall
From His Loving Wife
Picture by June & Peter Marsden