People - Ormond Frederick Clarke Copas
Died: 23 January 1942
Son of William Alfred and Winifred Annie Copas of Moonee Ponds, Victoria.
Ormond Copas was a good friend of Jack and Bob Russell before the war, as teenagers, through training and at Rabaul. He died on the 23 January 1942 while on a truck with Graham Parsons and three others. All were killed by machine gun fire except Graham, who although wounded managed to escape.
The Copas and Russell families donated a memorial window at the Aberfeldie Memorial Church to Ormond, Jack and Bob.
© Robert Ditterich 2006
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