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Born in Ballarat and a Maltster by occupation, Frederick Flanders Cope was 22 years and single when enlisted on the 20th of July 1915 in the 13th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1326, and was listed as returned to Australia on the 27th of April 1919. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' on the 23rd of November 1915. Appointed acting Driver and posted to NC 3rd Section Zeitoun on the 19th of March 1916. Leave from France on the 12th of May 1917. Returned to Australia per 'Runic' ex England on the 27th of April 1919. Disembarked Melbourne on the 10th of June 1919 and Discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 2nd of August 1919 with the Termination of period of Enlistment. Tree No. 2446