1. Memorial:East Mudros Military CemeteryII. F. 95.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.119
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour59B GQS

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Family :

Son of William John and Elizabeth Coups, of 269, Buxton Rd., Macclesfield. Born at Heaton Mersey, Manchester. Apprentice Joiner

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 7th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment 

Action : Gallipoli 

The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.

Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.

Enlisted Macclesfield.
738 Serjeant COUPS Harold Cheshire Regiment ?D? Coy, 7th Battalion The son of William John and Elizabeth Coups of 269 Buxton Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire he was born at Heaton Mersey, (St John?s) Manchester. His family moved to Macclesfield and on leaving school was an apprentice joiner. He enlisted at Macclesfield, Cheshire and the 7th Battalion Cheshire Regiment departed from Devonport in July 1915 via Alexandria, Egypt for Gallipoli. They landed on the 8th/9th August 1915. He was serious wounded following an attack on Scimitar Hill and was evacuated from the trenches to a hospital ship bound for the Greek island of Lemnos. During the passage he died of his wounds aboard the ship on the 16th August 1915 aged 30 and is buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave Reference II.F.95.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Whiston No. 3614 E.C.Cheshire

24th October 1912
22nd November 1912
3rd February 1912

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