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Cyril Copley, aged 98, ex Corporal in 1DWR, passed away on Sunday 15th November.

Cyril was married to his wife Doreen for over 60yrs until her death in 2004. He leaves behind two daughters: Margaret & Julia, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Cyril saw active service with ‘The Dukes’ during WW2 in Italy, attached to the American Army, he was proud of serving with the regiment at the ‘Battle of Anzio’. On Cyril’s demobilisation at the end of the war he became a self-employed cobbler for many years until his retirement. Apart from his service time with ‘The Dukes’ Cyril lived his entire life in Barnsley.