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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Mark Coups

Mark CoupsBolton Journal and Guardian 24 December 1915

Two Horwich Soldiers Killed

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Coupes (sic), 17 Smeaton-st., Horwich, have received an intimation from the War Office that their son, Private Mark Coupes (11842), of the 6th Battalion, L.N.L. Regiment was killed in the Dardanelles on August 10th. Pte. Coupes was 20 years of age and enlisted on the 24th of August last year. After having been in training at Salisbury, Winchester and Aldershot, he went to the Dardanelles in June last. Deceased was employed as an engine cleaner at the Loco. Works prior to enlisting. He was also a fairly well-known footballer and billiard player. In connexion with his football capabilities he recently won a medal given by the officers of his company. He was well-known in Horwich, and joined the army at the same time in the Dardanelles on August 10th. Pte. Coupes was 20 years of age, and enlisted on the 24th of August last as another soldier, who has given his life for his country, Pte. Richard Tickle, whose regimental number was 11841, whilst Pte. Coupes was 11842.

Mark was the son of Christopher Dransfield Coups b.1868, a railway clerk, and Julietta Martin Coups née Tress b.1870.

In 1911 the family lived in Smeaton Street, Horwich and consisted of Mark, his parents and siblings Christopher b.1898, May Eliza b.1901, Thomas b.1903, James b.1907 and Frank b.1910.

Mark’s name is on the Horwich Loco Works War Memorial.


Name Coups, Mark
Rank Private
Number 11842
Unit 6th Bn
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Born Manchester 1895
Enlisted Horwich, Lancashire
24 August 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
10 August 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Loyal Nort Lancashire Regiment