Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill; St Paul’s, Shipley
Regiment: East Yorks
William Henry Copley
William was born around 1899, the son of William and Margaret Ann. At the time of the 1911 census they were living at 3 Bridge Street, Shipley with Margaret’s widowed father, Henry Wells.On 13 September 1918, the Shipley Times & Express reported:Pte W H Copley, East Yorks Regt, of 3 Bridge Street, Shipley, is in hospital at Rouen with wounds in the head.Two weeks later they wrote:Pte W H Copley, East Yorks Regt, aged 19, son of Mr and Mrs William Copley of 3 Bridge Street, Shipley, died on 18th September, in an overseas hospital, of a fractured skull received in action 22 days previously.He worked for the Charlestown Combing Co and enlisted in August 1917, going to the front last April.