Lieutenant Frederic Vyvyan Coupland - Smith

       173rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery

                         2nd July 1917

Born in Hove,Sussex in 1897.

He was the only child of Frederic Geoffrey Coupland-Smith

(he died on 12-03-1924)  and his wife Ida Mary

(nee Ruffell(married 1895),she died on 27-12-1950.

In the 1911 census the family home was

Highcross House,Sampford Peverell,Tiverton,Devon.

He was educated at Blundell's School in Tiverton between

1909 & 1913.

In 1913 he accompanied his parents on a visit to the

Holy Land and Egypt. 

On the outbreak of war,he joined up and served in the ranks before obtaining a commision as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 54th Brigade Royal Field Artillery(RFA).

His dis-embarkation into Egypt was in 07/1915.

He was later posted to the 173rd Brigade RFA and promoted to Lieutenant on 02-07-1917 but by this time he had already been killed in action on 07-06-1917.*

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