At this time of year, I just wanted to remember the uncle I never knew. I was more than shocked to find out some years ago of his fate in 1943.
Jack was killed 16th July 1943 at Primosole Bridge, Sicily, aged just 24.
4079715 – Private John Henry Copleston, 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.
Jack is one of my heroes, lost to his family, so far away, but not forgotten.
There is page on my website dedicated to him. http://www.copleston.net/page44.htm
Jack is laid to rest in the Catania War Cemetery in Sicily.