Private, Pioneer Corps
Service no: 13076150
Died 19 Jul 1944
Buried La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, France
‘FOREVER IN OUR THOUGHTS: SISTERS AND BROTHERS’
Copel was born on 21 Oct 1908 in Prestwich, Lancashire to Austrian parents Abraham, a market stall draper and Pepi nee Dunner and he was one of thirteen children. Abraham and Pepi died in 1933 and the sons continued in the drapery business with the daughters running a hairdresser’s shop. In 1939, Copel was listed as working as a salesman in the drapery shop.
Copel enlisted into the Pioneer Corps and was sent to fight in France. He was killed in the Battle of Normandy.