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William Oscar CoppingMunition worker
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): William Oscar Copping
Date and Place of Birth: 5th April 1883, Walsoken, Suffolk
Date and Place of Death: 4th March 1960, Lower Ferney Lee, Todmorden.
Childhood: He was the middle of 7 children.
Parents: William and Ellen nee Cason
Parent’s occupations: Cab driver groom
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Slipper maker
Place of residence at Gretna: Newfoundland House
Job title at Gretna: Munition worker
Marital status: Married Mary Elizabeth Welsh at Todmorden.
Children: At least 7 children.
Trivia / any other information:
William Oscar Copping known as Oscar was born in Walsoken, Suffolk on 5th April 1883 to William and Ellen nee Cason.
1891 – living at 11 Longfield Road, Todmorden, Yorkshire. Father a cab driver groom. 4th of 7 children
1901 – 14 Seen? Mill Lane, Todmorden. Slipper sole sewer in leather industry. Mother widowed.
1911 – 3 Adelaide Street, Todmorden, 6 rooms. Mother remarried. Oscar a slipper maker
April 1911 married Mary Elizabeth Welsh at Todmorden. They subsequently had 7 children.
WW1- employed as a munition worker at H M Factory Gretna living at Newfoundland House. (Electoral Register)
1921 – William Oscar, Mary E, Vincent D and 4 others are on the record in Todmorden.
1939- 73 Burnley Road, Todmorden. A general dealer and haulage contractor
4th March 1960 died at Lower Ferney Lee, Todmorden aged 77
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