Coppin, J A
JESSE ALFRED COPPIN
Remembered with honour Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery: Screen Wall Plot G.B., Row 18, Grave 140.
He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died at Tooting Hospital, London. Mrs J E DOUGHTY of Watford applied for the medals 10 September 1920. Unfortunately, Jesse’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Catherine (nee BURDER) and the late Alfred John COPPIN; husband of Jennie Eliza (nee HEMBLEY, formerly COPPIN) DOUGHTY.
His parents married 15 October 1870 at Sts Peter and Paul, Milton, Kent. Alfred died 1904 in the Billericay, Essex, district aged 58; Catherine died 1929 in the Romford, Essex, district aged 82.
Jesse [James!] was born 1885 in Billericay, and married 2 August 1909 at St Peter’s, Bushey, Herts; they had three children. Jennie remarried 1918 in the Watford district to Thomas H DOUGHTY, and died 1979 in the Watford district aged 91.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 6 he lived in Great Burstead, Essex, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a groom aged 15 he still lived in Great Burstead, with his brother. On the 1911 Census, a beef and pork butcher aged 25, he lived in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, with his wife and one child.
Unit13th (Service) Battalion
Date of death19/12/1916
Age at death31
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)