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George V, engraved: 127317 PTE. A.W. COPPEN M.M. Very fine. Private Arthur William Coppen was born Croydon, England, on 13 March 1893 and enlisted in CEF at Woodstock, Ontario, on 5 August 1915. He had previouslyBeen in the 22nd Regiment -OR for 3 years. He arrived in France on 7 June 1916 and saw action throughout the fighting at Ypres (June 1916) where he won his first Military Medal on the Somme. Military Medal 6 Jan. 1916: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a Stretcher Bearer. When many Stretcher Bearers had become casualties he carried on their work as far as he could and slightly wounded, remained on duty rendering first aid till his unit was relived." He was killed I action on 22 .1. 1918, while serving with 87th Battalion, and was awarded posthumously Bar to Military Medal, LG 14.4.1919. Sold with extensive copies of service records.
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