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{{Personnel
 
{{Personnel
|Surname and forenames=Coupe William
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|Surname and forenames=Coupe William (Bill)
 
|Army number=246436
 
|Army number=246436
 
|Rank=Captain, Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class.
 
|Rank=Captain, Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class.
|Date of birth=Research suggests 8th August 1915.
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|Date of birth=25/6/1912 at Chorley.
|Age=0
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|Age=77 at the time of his death.
|Unit=Commissioned as a Captain in the Royal Army Chaplains' Department 13/10/1942. Posted 70th Infantry Brigade HQ 27/10/1942. Attached to 187th Field Ambulance as Chaplain 1/11/1942.  Attached to 10th Bn DLI 31/1/1944.  Back to 187th Field Ambulance.  Back to 10th Bn DLI March 1944.  Served Normandy?
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|Unit=Ordained 13/3/1937.  Held several Curacies - Eccles 1937 - 1940 then St Edmund, Bolton 1940 - 1942.  Commissioned as a Captain in the Royal Army Chaplains' Department 13/10/1942. Posted 70th Infantry Brigade HQ 27/10/1942. Attached to 187th Field Ambulance as Chaplain 1/11/1942.  Attached to 10th Battalion DLI 31/1/1944.  Transferred back to 187th Field Ambulance.  Transferred back to 10th Battalion DLI March 1944.  Believed to have served in Normandy.  Demobilised in 1947 then became Curate at Colne 1951 - 52, then Bacup 1952 - 55 and finally St Ann, Stretford 1955 - 59.  Sent to Blackburn in 1959 and established a new parish at Shadsworth, including overseeing the building of a Church, the Presbytery and three schools.  Retired in 1987 on ill-health grounds.
 
|Company/Battery=Battalion HQ, Field Ambulance HQ.
 
|Company/Battery=Battalion HQ, Field Ambulance HQ.
|Task or role=Padre
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|Task or role=Padre.
 
|Joined Brigade=27/10/1942.
 
|Joined Brigade=27/10/1942.
|Died/Killed in action=Research suggests death registered June 1986 in Sheffield at the age of 70.
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|Died/Killed in action=Died at the Care Home in Burnley on 3/4/1990 and is buried at Pleasington Priory in Blackburn.
|Home address=No family information as yet.
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|Home address=Educated at Lisbon.  Retired to McAuley Mount Care Home in Burnley, having served as a Parish Priest for 28 years.
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|Image Name=
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|Image Title=Father William (Bill) Coupe.
 
|Source table=10DLI
 
|Source table=10DLI
 
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Revision as of 16:02, 31 May 2019

Personnel Entry

[[Image:|thumb|alt=Father William (Bill) Coupe.|Father William (Bill) Coupe.]]

Name Coupe William (Bill)
Army number 246436
Rank Captain, Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class.
Decorations
Date of birth 25/6/1912 at Chorley.
Age 77 at the time of his death.
Unit Ordained 13/3/1937. Held several Curacies - Eccles 1937 - 1940 then St Edmund, Bolton 1940 - 1942. Commissioned as a Captain in the Royal Army Chaplains' Department 13/10/1942. Posted 70th Infantry Brigade HQ 27/10/1942. Attached to 187th Field Ambulance as Chaplain 1/11/1942. Attached to 10th Battalion DLI 31/1/1944. Transferred back to 187th Field Ambulance. Transferred back to 10th Battalion DLI March 1944. Believed to have served in Normandy. Demobilised in 1947 then became Curate at Colne 1951 - 52, then Bacup 1952 - 55 and finally St Ann, Stretford 1955 - 59. Sent to Blackburn in 1959 and established a new parish at Shadsworth, including overseeing the building of a Church, the Presbytery and three schools. Retired in 1987 on ill-health grounds.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ, Field Ambulance HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Padre.
Joined Brigade 27/10/1942.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died at the Care Home in Burnley on 3/4/1990 and is buried at Pleasington Priory in Blackburn.
Home address Educated at Lisbon. Retired to McAuley Mount Care Home in Burnley, having served as a Parish Priest for 28 years.
Source table 10DLI