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Edward Copley
Edward Copley Private F/87982 Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C. May 20, 1921 Inverness, Inverness Co., NS June 1941 Inverness, NS Inverness, NS 19 5 feet, 10 inches Fair Dark Brown Single Labourer Roman Catholic Isaac Copley (Father) Inverness, NS August 15, 1944 21 Bretteville-sur Laize Canadian War Cemetery XXV. G. 2. Commemorated on page 279 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 16 One of ten children, Edward Copley was the son of Isaac Copley and Catherine MacKinnon Copley of Inverness, Inverness Co., NS. His brother John Charles Copley also served during WWII. Having trained in Canada he went overseas, arriving in England on May 22, 1943. He disembarked in France on July 26, 1944. On August 15, 1944 while serving with the Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C. he was killed in action. The village of Potigny in north west of France was liberated on August 15 and he was initially buried Potigny. Private Copley was reburied in the Bretteville-sur Laize Canadian War Cemetery in 1946.