Thanks for replying. The William I am looking for is William Alfred Copeman who married Clara Digby in 1904 and gives his age as 27 - bachelor, father William. If this age is correct he should have been born about 1876/7. I did find the Wreningham birth but the second name of Alfred is not on the certificate. I also found a William Copeman aged 21 on the 1901 census at Colchester Army Barracks. He was a Private and single. Is this yours?
I am actually wondering if my William was registered at all! I would have thought he might have come from Norwich or vicinity. His son, Richard is still alive and did find where he is buried in Norwich cemetery but does not appear to have any paperwork regarding his father. 'Uncle' Dick is his youngest son.