William M. Cope was born on 25 May 1911 to Jesse H. Cope and Elizabeth Ann Faulkner. He was the husband of Nancy Perry and father of Mary Elizabeth Cope.
Died 21 December 1944 in Belgium. PFC Cope was returned from Foy-Bastogne, Belgium
Buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 516

Private First Class
423 Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 11 March 1945
Killed in action was Pfc. William M. Cope, husband of Mrs. Nancy Cope, 1604½ Duncan Avenue, and son of Mrs. J.H. Cope of the Duncan Avenue Address. A former employe of the Johnson Tire Company of Chattanooga, Pfc. Cope, previously reported missing in action in Belgium on Dec. 21, was killed in action on that date, the War Department notified his wife.
A member of the noted 106th Infantry Division, Pfc. Cope entered the army in March, 1944, and had been overseas since last October. He is survived by his wife, a 10-year-old daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Cope; mother, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Thompson, Mrs. Frank Hopper, both of Chattanooga; two half-brothers, M.R. and G.E. Cope, Chattanooga and one brother, J.C. Cope, now stationed with a navy unit at Seattle, Wash.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 May 1911
  • Date of death: 21 December 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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