Cope, Leon Walter


War Service:
Private G/3516 LEON WALTER COPE of 8th battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) was killed in action on 18 August 1916.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the roll of honour of St Mark’s church, Clarendon Rise. The church tower was destroyed during WW2 and the rest of the building demolished in 1980 and the roll is now displayed in St Stephen’s church.

He was born in Lewisham in the autumn of 1891, the son of Walter and Elizabeth Cope.


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