William Elliot Copley, RAF

1892 Jan 31 Born Huddersfield, Yorkshire

1901 census at Siddon's Yard, West Street, Oundle, Northants

1909 - Aug 1914 Working in textiles for Watkinson of Holmfirth, Huddersfield

1911 census at Hillhouse, Holmbridge, Huddersfield

1915 Apr 14 Lands in France with West Yorks Regt

1917 Nov 8 Commissioned in RAF

1918 Mar 25. RAF . Temp.. Flying Officer (on prob.), Gen. List, and to be confirmed in their rank:—W. E. Copley.

1919 Apr 9. Transferred to unemployed list

1920 Aug 10 Joined ADRIC with service no 177. Section Leader B Coy

Fined 1 days pay by Commandant

1922 Jan 21. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1925 Jul Married Sarah Annie Penrose at Doncaster

1929 Jan/Mar Son born John E P Copley

1939 Apr 11. Gets pilot's licence. He is running a pub.

1944 Nov 23 His father died

1946 Nov 19 Died in Chapel le Frith, Yorkshire